As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gears up for a possible run for the GOP nomination, a new poll in his home state finds that he is lagging far behind the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.
The poll, conducted by Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, shows Clinton running away with the support of New Jersey voters, with 58 percent to Christie’s 35 percent.
The poll also found that Christie loses his recent support among New Jersey Democrats. In his bid for re-election Christie won 32 percent of the state’s Democrats, but the poll shows that only eight percent are supportive of their Governor’s run for the White House.
Christie isn’t alone in losing to Hillary. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also comes up short in New Jersey. Bush only garners the favor of 32 percent of those polled, while Hillary gets 58 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker does even worse than Bush: a mere 29 percent of New Jersey voters prefer him. Sixty percent prefer Hillary over Walker.
Christie does far better in head-to-head polling on the national scene, but he still loses to Clinton. A recent average from Real Clear Politics finds Clinton leading Christie 49.2 percent to 40 percent.
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