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Percentage of New Jersey residents who told pollsters that Gov. Chris Christie should run for president

In the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, 46 percent of New Jersey residents polled said that Gov. Chris Christie should run for president.

Of course, the bad news for the governor’s possible White House aspirations, is that 49 percent said he should stay home in New Jersey.

And in a separate question, 55 percent said he would not make a good president, versus just 39 percent who think he would be.

Still, he fares well in his home state against other Republican names, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. His polling numbers are not as strong, though, in a hypothetical general election against former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton, where he is down by 8 points.

Quinnipiac University Poll

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