New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a news conference on March 28, 2014 at the New Jersey State House in Trenton.

Chris Christie Remains Afloat

The New Jersey governor isn't dead in the water quite yet.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie holds a news conference on March 28, 2014 at the New Jersey State House in Trenton.

A national Fox News poll places New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie atop the list of candidates for the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. 

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Chris Christie isn't dead yet.

Sure, he's been written off by an assortment of pundits and analysts in the haze of the bridge scandal which remains under investigation.

But given the months of atrocious media attention he's received, it's remarkable that he remains a top player in 2016 GOP polling at the moment.

Yet a new national Fox News poll places him atop the pack – a status virtually unchanged since before the controversy in December, when Fox was last in the field.

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Christie scores 15 percent in the survey, with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., each netting 14 percent.

What's more is that Christie is the only contender to see his number stay consistent. Bush, Paul, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, all lost support in the Fox data over the last four months.

Hillary Clinton defeats every GOP comer in hypothetical matches, but Christie gets closest – falling to the former secretary of state by 8 points.

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Christie also boasts the best favorability rating among general election voters, which isn't saying much.

He clocks in at measly 36 percent, four points better than Bush and Paul and 13 points better than Cruz.

It's just one poll, taken between Sunday and Tuesday, but it's evidence that Christie has at least temporarily stopped the bleeding.