If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie launches a presidential bid in 2016, he may need more help than what Mitt Romney is offering, based on a new poll.
A Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows Christie wouldn’t even win his home state in a head-to-head matchup against Hillary Clinton. While he’s the leading GOP contender against Clinton in New Jersey, she still would get 50 percent of the vote, compared to Christie’s 42 percent.
As Gov. Christopher Christie traipses around the nation, his presidential potential seems alive, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the adopted girl next door, easily beats him in his home state, said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. Gov. Christie does better against Clinton in New Jersey than the other Republicans. Here he looks like another Woodrow Wilson.
Here’s how he’d fare against other GOP candidates in New Jersey if he tried to win the Republican nomination:
- 54 – 34 percent over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush;
- 55 – 35 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky;
- 57 – 34 percent over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
As far as favorability ratings, 60 percent view Clinton favorably, compared to 47 percent for Christie.
Overall, 55 percent of New Jersey voters say Christie would not make a good president.
“His New Jersey neighbors don’t think Christie would be a good President and almost half of them don’t want him to run,” Carroll said.
All of this is yet another polling victory for Clinton.
A recent poll showed she’d sweep through Florida, even against Jeb Bush, and a Quinnipiac poll earlier this month showed she’d beat every GOP contender in Ohio, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is closing in.