Those comments, which you can read here, reveal how people are thinking about politicos (sub. req.) Who needs to wait for the polls to come out about the resentments against not only Chris Christie but also Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? BigData and other research modalities are sifting through comments as well as Tweets to read the minds and hearts of segments of society.
The original WSJ article by Heather Haddon and Ted Mann reported that former Port of Authority official David Wildstein contended, through his lawyer Alan Zegas, that Chris Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings at the time of the event. Here you can read the coverage (sub. req.) The media had been reporting that his lawyer, who has a good track record in cutting deals with the powers that be, would likely seek immunity for Wildstein. So, this kind of claim was no surprise.
Given that WSJ tends to represent a conservative point of view it is probably not a surprise either that the comments drip with antipathy toward the liberal Clinton and Obama.
However, the Christie issues have moved from the court of public opinion to possibly the court of law. All the polls in the world won't tell us much that's useful. The story baton has been tossed to legal experts on if and what laws have been broken by the Christie Administration. Christie is part of that group. Wildstein claims he has evidence to support his contention that Christie was fully aware of the bridge caper.