Results for - Chris Christie's Weight Loss Surgery

2,222 voters participated in this survey
New Jersey governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band Surgery in February 2013. Since then he has clearly lost a significant amount of weight. Were you aware of this story?

1. New Jersey governor Chris Christie underwent Lap-Band Surgery in February 2013. Since then he has clearly lost a significant amount of weight. Were you aware of this story?

Yes
27%
594 votes
No
58%
1,299 votes
Unsure
5%
121 votes
Chris who?
9%
208 votes

2. While Christie claimed the surgery was for health reasons, there has been much speculation that he's trying to get in shape for a possible 2016 White House run. Why do you think he did it?

Health reasons
31%
687 votes
Presidential ambitions
25%
555 votes
Don't know
37%
819 votes
N/A
18%
405 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
28 votes
Weighing in at 340 pounds, William Howard Taft holds the record as the largest US president. Elected in 1908, he didn't have to worry about how he looked in front of TV cameras. Do you think Taft could be elected today?

3. Weighing in at 340 pounds, William Howard Taft holds the record as the largest US president. Elected in 1908, he didn't have to worry about how he looked in front of TV cameras. Do you think Taft could be elected today?

Yes
17%
374 votes
No
37%
825 votes
Undecided
46%
1,023 votes

4. Assuming you have no issues with political views or party affiliation, would you vote for a morbidly obese person for president?

Yes
17%
367 votes
Yes, but only if he or she is in good health otherwise
13%
285 votes
Yes, because given the rate of obesity in the US, I may have no choice!
5%
107 votes
Maybe, but I'd pay close attention to who his or her running mate is
8%
184 votes
No, I don't think he or she would be physically up to the rigors of the office
13%
289 votes
No, I'd wonder what less obvious problems this person has
6%
135 votes
No, I think the leader of the free world should present a better image
8%
183 votes
Undecided
18%
403 votes
I can't or don't vote in US elections
22%
494 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
25 votes

5. If Chris Christie is the Republican candidate for president in 2016, do you plan on voting for him?

Yes
5%
120 votes
Yes, I'll vote for whoever the Republicans nominate
5%
116 votes
Depends who is running against him
10%
225 votes
No, I'm still concerned about possible health issues
3%
64 votes
No, I disagree with his political views
13%
280 votes
No, I will not vote for a Republican for president
14%
317 votes
Undecided
23%
510 votes
I can't or don't vote in US elections
31%
689 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
21 votes
01/24/2015 Politics 2222 35 By: tg85

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