New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tells conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that he's not worried about sagging poll numbers and that if he runs for president he'll run a ''hard, fighting campaign''. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rebuffed claims on Thursday (February 26) that his sagging poll numbers would hurt his chances at the 2016 presidency. "Five percent is what you got in the recent public policy poll that came out a few days ago," said conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, while interviewing Christie at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.. "Chris Christie a year ago was kind of one of the front-runners, now you're down near the bottom," she said, adding that Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and Ben Carson were ahead of him. "You're low on a bunch of polls. How do you overcome that deficit?" "Is the election next week?" Christie replied to laughter from the crowd. "If I decide to run for president, I'm not worried about what polls say 21 months before we're going to elect the president of the United States. If I decide to run, let me tell you one thing. I will run a hard, fighting campaign where I will fight for the hardworking taxpayers of this country," he said. "I'll take my chances on me, I've done pretty well so far," Christie added.