Americans rank Gov. Christie as ‘hottest’ US politician

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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.
N.J. Gov. Chris Christie talks during a town hall meeting at Raritan Valley Community College on April 11, 2013, in Branchburg, N.J.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton are the “hottest” politicians among the nation’s major political figures, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Monday found that among all voters the Republican governor ranked at 53.1 degrees, Clinton at 52.1 degrees, and newly elected Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 49.2 degrees on its “hot” thermometer. Voters ranked President Obama, whose administration continues to fend off criticism from the public for indiscriminately spying on its own citizens in the name of national security, fourth at 47.6 degrees, the same as N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

The poll measured rankings in degrees instead of percentages.

Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Kentucky’s Rand Paul (all of who are mentioned in 2016 presidential discussions), and New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo also made the list.

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi ranked low with 38.4 degrees, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with 37.5 and Republican House Speaker John Boehner with 36.7 degrees. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was on the list, but he received a low level–33.8 degrees–among all voters.

Although Christie ranked first among all American voters, interestingly Republicans rated him eighth. The 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate and Rep. of Wisconsin, Paul Ryan, was given the most heat among Republicans with 68.7 degrees.

Democratic voters rated Clinton, the oft talked about 2016 potential contender, as the top politician, with 77.7 degrees, followed by the president with 76.3 degrees.

Americans rank Gov. Christie as 'hottest' US politician

Updated