Of 39 Potential Candidates, Poll Eliminated Chris Christie by Huge Margin

Of 39 Potential Candidates, Poll Eliminated Chris Christie by Huge Margin


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Of 39 Potential Candidates, Poll Eliminated Chris Christie by Huge Margin

Urbandale, IOWA. – Bob Vander Plaats, President & CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER and radio host Steve Deace put together a “Candidate Survivor 2016” style poll of 39 potential presidential candidates and asked listeners to vote for whom they would like to eliminate.

CandidateSurvivor1On Monday night, on the nationally-syndicated “Steve Deace Show,” Steve and Bob revealed on the “Lead or Get Out of the Way” radio segment that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was not only the first elimination by the show’s listeners, but he was eliminated by a very wide margin in excess of 25 points.

“What this tells me is the audience is saying, ‘We don’t want to go down this path again,’” said Bob Vander Plaats, “They were very clear.  More than 36% of the audience in a 39-way race voted to eliminate Governor Christie.”

Steve Deace agreed, saying, “Christie was already in trouble because people are tired of being dictated to by the establishment, which has a consistent knack of picking election losers. But you throw in all the scandals he currently finds himself embroiled in, and that’s how you get this resounding rebuke.”

The list of 39 candidates was drawn from the RNC’s recently released list of potential presidential candidates for the 2016 election.  Listeners will cast their votes each week to eliminate a potential presidential candidate resulting in one remaining candidate who will be declared the survivor of “Candidate Survivor 2016.”

The broadcast can be heard on radio stations across the nation, or on www.SteveDeace.com.

The new poll without Christie is open and located on www.LeadOrGetOutOfTheWay.com.

Contact: Dave Barnett





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