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Christie-Clinton TIED as 2013 ends

Updated: 2013-12-27T00:48:33Z

By STEVE KRASKE

The Kansas City Star

We end 2013 with a batch of new poll findings from CNN/ORC International that set a benchmark for national politics in the new year.

Let’s count ‘em down:

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in a hypothetical presidential race with Christie at 48 percent and Clinton at 46 percent.

Clinton, though, leads eight other GOP candidates, the survey found.

•  Republicans now hold a 49 percent to 44 percent lead over Democrats, a dramatic switch from just two months ago when the Democratic Party stood steady with an 8-point lead over the GOP, 50 percent to 42 percent.

•  Two-thirds of Americans say Congress is the least productive in their lifetimes, with 73 percent saying lawmakers have done nothing to address the nation’s problems.

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