New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be considering a presidential bid, but he’s having a hard time convincting voters in his state that’s a good idea, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
“Garden State voters have nothing good to say about a Christie run for president,” a new Quinnipiac analysis said Thursday.
By 52 to 41 percent, they said a 2016 campaign is distracting him from his duties as governor. The poll was taken January 15 to 19.
By a 56 to 40 percent margin, they say he shouldn’t run for president, and they overwhelmingly think he wouldn’t make a good president.
If he does run, quit, the voters say – by a 66 to 31 percent majority.
Should he get the Republican nomination, New Jersey would probably go for the Democrat if former New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is the nominee.
She has a 52 to 39 percent lead over Christie in a general election matchup.
One bit of good news for Christie, sort of: He leads the state primary field, though with 24 percent. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is second at 18 percent.