December 12, 2014 | Number of The Day
New Jersey voters who do not think Chris Christie would make a good president

It may be two years away, but if Gov. Chris Christie thinks he can carry New Jersey in a presidential election, he has a lot of work to do. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, 53 percent of New Jersey voters said Christie would not make a good president, with only 40 percent saying he would. And 50 percent said they would not like to see him run in 2016.

Only Republicans said Christie would make a good president — Democrats, independents, whether they were male or female of any age, said he would not.

What’s more, 62 percent of those polled said that if he does run for president he should resign as governor because he cannot serve effectively while mounting a presidential bid. Only 32 percent of voters said he should stay in office.

Who do Garden State voters like? Hillary Clinton. She not only beats Christie 50 percent to 39 percent, if an election were held today, but also she beats the rest of the Republican field by even larger margins