01/16/2014 06:47 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Christie's Bridge Scandal Brings Good News, Bad News, For Hillary Clinton

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Good news:

Per an NBC News/Marist poll taken in response to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's bridge scandal:

Christie has lost ground to Hillary Clinton in an early hypothetical presidential match up. In this current poll, he trails Clinton by 13 points, 50 percent to 37 percent among nationwide voters. But in the same poll a month ago, Clinton’s lead was a mere three points, 48 percent to 45 percent.

Bad news:

While the next presidential election is scheduled to occur on Nov. 8, 2016, it is actually Jan. 16, 2014 today.

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