(CNN) – The majority of New Jersey voters do not think Gov. Chris Chrisite would make a good vice presidential pick in 2012, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
The Quinnipiac University survey showed 61 percent of voters thought he would be a poor choice for the number two spot on the GOP ticket. Forty-three percent said it is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" that the Republican presidential nominee picks him and 52 percent said it is "not very likely" or "not likely at all."
Christie is often discussed as a potential presidential contender despite his firm stance against a run for the White House.
The poll also delivered the blunt-talking governor a tie with his lowest approval rating from June 2010.
Forty-four percent of registered voters approved of his performance, owed in large part to a high dissatisfaction among women in the Garden State. But the survey indicated a large gender gap: Fifty-four percent of women disapproved of his performance, while 53 percent of men approved.
His approval rating fell near or above that of other governors surveyed by Quinnipiac. Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy received 38 percent support; Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett received 39 percent, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott received 29 percent, Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich came in at 38 percent and New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo received 61 percent.
The survey polled 1,610 registered voters in New Jersey via land lines and cell phones from June 14 through June 19, with a sampling error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.