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New Jersey Voters Would Pick Obama Over Christie In Presidential Race

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has sworn up and down he will not run for president next year. But that doesn’t stop people from asking about it.

A newly released poll suggests, at least in his home state, thathe’s probably better off staying out of that race.

Christie last month told the National Review that, if he ran against President Obama, he’d win. The latest Quinnipiac University poll of New Jersey voters might take him down a peg.

“They think 60 percent to 33 percent that Obama would win a matchup like that, and 52 percent to 39 percent say they would vote for Obama,” poll director Maurice Carroll said.

The President gets a 51 percent job approval rating, compared to 47 for the Governor. And Christie’s numbers are slipping a little — down from 52 in February.

But if some in the media don’t buy the governor’s repeated insistence that he’s staying in Trenton, this poll suggests most of the people do — 53 percent take Christie at his word.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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  • lacabrera

    Obama might win the election this year ,,and that because Christie is not running for election this year ,,and the republican party don’t have anyone to run and win ,they are all washed up ,with no agenda on their plate ,,,we will need to wait for someone fresh to come in and do the job they need to do ,,,

  • lacabrera

    this poll was conducted among democrats only ,and all members of the unions not the general public ,,because I was not polled and none of my friends were poll ,,so therefor this poll is flawed ,and not accurate

  • tj

    this poll just proves that most voters in nj are brain dead

    • Resign.Obama

      Agreed. Sadly, almost half the country is either naive or total morons. Maybe they should raise the voting age to 21. Obama is a clueless, pompous ass!

  • Scott

    I’d vote for Christie in half a heartbeat. I would NEVER vote for that cl;own Obama AGAIN! He is DESTROYING this country and our way of life with his Communist policies, and anti-American activities. He should be in jail.

  • Koty

    No surprise to me. The guy is a nothing.

  • jojo

    taxpayer – and you’re the same one that thinks george bush did a good job? give us a break. i admit i’m not too happy with the way things are going but none of us are in the president’s shoes, we are just passengers wanting to be in the driver’s seat but not really…. Although I like Christie’s toughness on certain things he’s a hypocrite by protecting his rich buddies.

  • taxpayer

    oh please, how many times did they cast the poll until they got the results they wanted?
    did they poll only teachers with tenure?
    ask a tax payer instead of a public employee. Ask someone who’s intelligent……..
    anyone who still thinks obama is doing a good job at this point shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

  • brian_norwood

    That’s the thing about politicians like Christie. It usually doesn’t take very long for people to figure out what they are about. In his case, we don’t particularly like what we’ve discovered.

  • AL


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