Most NJ voters not on board with Christie run for president, poll says

 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes a point during his State of the State address. According to a Quinnipiac Poll. most in the Garden State are not in favor of his running for president.  (AP photo/Mel Evans)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes a point during his State of the State address. According to a Quinnipiac Poll. most in the Garden State are not in favor of his running for president. (AP photo/Mel Evans)

A new poll finds New Jersey voters are not enthusiastic about the prospect of a presidential bid by Gov. Chris Christie.

 

In fact, 56 percent of voters surveyed in the Quinnipiac University Poll say Christie should not enter the presidential race.

“Is he being distracted by running for president, being distracted from his day job as governor?” Carroll said. “Yeah, 52 to 41, Quinnipiac finds that’s what people say.”

And 57 percent of Garden State voters say they believe Christie would not make a good president.

The poll results show voters believe Christie could win the Republican presidential primary in New Jersey. He’s favored by 24 percent of GOP voters, compared with 18 percent who like Mitt Romney and 13 percent who support Jeb Bush.

But Democrat Hillary Clinton would beat all of the Republicans in the general election, according to those surveyed.

“If he does run, voters say he should quit his day job — 66 to 31 percent, they say he should just run and not stay as governor,” Carroll said. “The chances of him doing that, I would say, are close to zero.”

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