Chris Christie

Poll: New Jersey Voters Don't Blame Christie For Controversial Lane Closures

But believe the scandal will not help the governor's 2016 prospects

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(Reuters)—New Jersey voters do not blame Governor Chris Christie for an epic September traffic jam on one of the world's busiest bridges, but think the scandal will hurt his chances as a 2016 presidential contender, a poll released on Wednesday found.

The prominent U.S. Republican's repeated apologies for the four-day tie-up has softened his image with voters who recently reelected him to a second term, earning him one of the lowest "bully" scores recorded in a poll by Quinnipiac University.