Poll: NJ voters say no to veep Christie
June 21st, 2011
09:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: NJ voters say no to veep Christie

(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.


Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. gt

    christie is not a no. 2 person.. it will be all or nothing..

    June 21, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  2. Mike

    Wow. His star has dropped really fast. He touted fiscal consevativeness and the he had that incident with using the helicopter to attend his kid's baseball game. He is a true republican. Their motto is "Do as we say, not as we do".

    June 21, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Christie has no respect for his own constituents. When people say that he is a rude bully, they are not exaggerating. When I call him "The Big Apple", I am not exaggerating, either. He's rotten to the core. Google his record for yourself.

    June 21, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  4. John

    I've said it once when the same type of poll was released about Rick Perry and Texas voters and I will say it again. These are flawed polls. If I were a Jersey resident and I loved how Chris Christie was running my state, I wouldn't want him running for President. I would want him staying in Jersey. It doesn not mean that if he were to run that they wouldn't support him.

    June 21, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  5. Dolores Reed

    It won't happen.....it's impossible. He's rude, arrogant does not want to listen to anyone's agenda but his own...many people voted for him ( not me). thinking that he could make the system better, taxes, homes, schools, etc...but all that went down the tube when he started acting like the BULLY that he was and still is.....BOO HISS

    June 21, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  6. Jim Billy

    "But the survey indicated a large gender gap: Fifty-four percent of women disapproved of his performance, while 53 percent of men approved."

    One percent is "a large gender gap"? Who writes this tripe?

    June 21, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. Sniffit

    Talk about a one termer....

    BTW: "If I were a Jersey resident and I loved how Chris Christie was running my state, I wouldn't want him running for President. I would want him staying in Jersey. It doesn not mean that if he were to run that they wouldn't support him."

    And that's why the poll asked other questions and revealed the following:

    "The poll also delivered the blunt-talking governor a tie with his lowest approval rating from June 2010."

    Did you even read the article and comprehend it? They don't want him in Jersey and they don't want him in the WH, period. This guy will be moving to a different state in a couple years when they run his chubby buns out of town.

    June 21, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh please John, while I see your point,the fact is that he sucks in New Jersey and does NOT need to suck all over the continental U S of A and abroad to boot. Likewise with map-face Perry.Keep our dirty laundry and homegrown lunatics closeted and hemmed in I say. Look what happenned when we let Stupid Sarah take a gander outside of Alaska.

    June 21, 2011 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  9. Kapil

    Except John you don't know what is happening in this state and can't read since they talk about his approval rating in the article. I'm surprised he has even 44% approval rating in the state. Liberals and conservatives both don't like the fact that he is taking money away from everybody except the rich millionaires. He has don't nothing to fix the property tax issue. He has done nothing that he has promised. As bad as Corzine was Christie makes him look like an amazing governor. If Christie were to run again he would have no chance in winning. He is just awful.

    June 21, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  10. Robert Cloosdoosch

    Christie – another case of GOP buyers remorse.

    June 21, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  11. sick of republican phonies

    John: Not many of us NJ voters "love" the way Captain Bligh is running the state. The poll this is from shows an ever-dropping approval rating for him (now down to 44%, and as low as 40% in the latest FDU poll), while 47% don't like him. And 55% of the respondents say that under him the state is on the wrong track. Want to try another excuse?

    June 21, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  12. Rick

    I guess he's not better than Obama?

    June 21, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  13. Weezie

    After the way he spoke to that woman when she asked him why he was sending his children to private schools, yet he was planning to cut aid to public shcools, he told her it was none of her business. These are the people who voted him into office, and he can just disrespect them so blatantly. He should be voted out!

    June 21, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  14. Sick of Progressives hypocrits

    Big Labor has attacked him, so I guess he can't be all bad. He may be rude simply because the Democrat's attack him in their usual pack mode, whom themselves are rude, uncourteous and don't like the answer they hear. I'd take him in California in a heart beat.

    June 21, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. DA

    I don't get it, why is the media trying to tout this guy as the next best thing since slice bread? He has done NOTHING for NJ!!! The funny thing about it, is he knows he is not Presidential material, because he knows his record and everything about him will be out for the whole country to see the fraud he really is!!!

    June 21, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    NJ voters are just now realizing the full extent of the mistake they made with Christie.
    –He promised lower property taxes. He cut state education, forcing local property taxes to go up.
    –He promised jobs. He cut $800M from Education, granted wealthy a $800M tax cut, and declared a deficit crisis.
    –He thought his tax cut was paid for. His staff bungled and lost out on $400M in "Race to the Top".
    –He thought his tax cut was paid for. He canceled a high speed rail tunnel, but the earmark is making him pay it back.
    –He campaigned on balancing the budget, blah, blah, blah. He has the same social agenda as Gov. Walker, R-WI.
    –He is a former prosecuter. Dozens of overlooked political indictments were handed out after he went to Trenton.
    –He promised town hall meetings. He yells at the people who ask him tough, but fair, questions.
    –He promised jobs. He doesn't like to talk to you about the jobs anymore. He verbally abuses you.

    June 21, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |