The Fix: Washington Post poll

A Chris Christie groundswell? Maybe not

A Chris Christie groundswell? Maybe not

Nearly six in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents either don’t want or don’t know if they want Chris Christie to run for president in 2012, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll — numbers that throw some cold water on the idea that the party is clamoring for the New Jersey governor to enter the race.

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Ron Paul’s Republican problem

Ron Paul’s Republican problem

Texas Rep. Ron Paul is the most enigmatic figure in the Republican race for president.

On the one hand, his call for fiscal austerity resounds with tea party-affiliated primary voters. On the other, his views on foreign policy — including the idea that America all but incited the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 — are decidedly less popular.

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