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Poll: President Obama Tops Gov. Christie In New Jersey

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s presidential boasts and his popularity take a hit in a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University Poll out Wednesday finds that six out of 10 residents don’t believe Christie when he says he could beat President Obama.

Christie also trails Obama on a question that combines job approval and likeability. About 46 percent say they like Obama and his policies, while 38 percent say the same about Christie.

Focusing strictly on job approval, the governor’s 47-46 rating is down from the 52-40 he got in February. But Christie still enjoys a higher approval than other elected politicians in the state.

The telephone poll of 1,532 registered voters was taken April 12-18 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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