New Jersey Voters Sour on Christie's Presidential Hopes

According to a new Monmouth University poll released Wednesday, New Jersey residents do not seem to like their governor’s 2016 chances.
Only one-in-four adults in the traditionally Democratic state say that Gov. Chris Christie has a decent shot to become president, with 71 percent saying he is a long shot or has no chance at all to be the Republican nominee. Seven in 10 say he is more concerned about his political future than about governing the Garden State.
They also expressed skepticism about the governor’s temperament, with only 29 percent saying he has what it takes to be commander in chief. Those numbers mark a significant drop from earlier polls asking that question. In Monmouth’s September 2013 poll, 56 percent expressed confidence in Christie’s temperament, and as late as February, 44 percent said he did.



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