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Confirmed: Pretty much nobody likes Chris Christie anymore

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Okay, so some people still like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), but their ranks are dwindling. And according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, every single voting demographic views Christie more negatively than favorably. That's an incredible finding given that mere months ago Christie was one of the most popular politicians in America.

Overall, 17 percent of respondents view Christie favorably, versus 32 percent who do not. That's almost a perfect inverse from October, when 33 percent liked Christie and 17 percent did not.

Further, more than twice as many independents (28 percent) dislike Christie than the percentage who like him (12 percent.) And even among Republicans, Christie's favorable/unfavorable split is underwater (23 percent versus 29 percent.)

Christie was once an early favorite to win the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. Now, his potential financial backers are already shopping around for a new candidate.