Chris Christie: Like it or not, the polls aren’t rigged against Mitt Romney

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By Aliyah Shahid
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Lacey Township, N.J.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Lacey Township, N.J.
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Chris Christie has some bad news for Republicans who say the polls are biased against Mitt Romney: “I don’t buy that”

 The tough-talking New Jersey governor and Romney surrogate appeared on ABC’s This Week, and said, “You look at every different poll and look at its methodology and you can say whether it’s a good or bad poll. But do I think there’s a concerted effort to skew the polls against Governor Romney? No.”

Several prominent Republics argued last week that the polls are misleading because the people conducting them are interviewing too few Republicans, among other methodological problems. Christie, who also made appearances on NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday, acknowledged that Romney has had a hit a rough patch on the campaign trail.

“I’m not going to sit here and come on this morning and sugar coat the last couple of weeks,” he said on CBS

But instead of trying to tamp down expectations ahead of Wednesday’s presidential debate, Christie insisted that “the whole race is going to turn upside-down come Thursday morning.”

“[Romney is] going to lay out his vision for America,” Christie said, adding that Romney will use the opportunity to draw sharp contrasts between his plan and the president’s.

“And [for] the first time a majority of the people who are going to vote in this race will have an opportunity to make that direct comparison,” he said.

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Chris Christie: Like it or not, the polls aren't rigged against Mitt Romney

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