Monmouth Poll: Christie Radiates Negative Vibes with GOP Voters

In a Monmouth University Poll released today that shows former President Donald J. Trump the top choice among Republican voters, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie fares poorly.

TV analyst time has evidently improved Christie as a recognized entity.

But that doesn’t mean Republican voters favor him as a presidential candidate, or even want him near the office.

From the poll:

Among those who are still mulling a presidential campaign, Pence and Christie are the best known. Opinion of the former Vice President is mixed, but he emerges with a net positive review (46% favorable and 35% unfavorable). Christie, on the other hand, receives a decidedly negative rating (21% favorable and 47% unfavorable), and is the only contender of the ten tested in this poll who gets a net negative score from the Republican electorate. For the rest of the possible candidates included in the poll, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has a net positive rating (31% favorable and 8% unfavorable) with 6 in 10 having no opinion or awareness of him and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu gets a split decision (15% favorable and 15% unfavorable), with 7 in 10 providing no rating of him.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone and online from May 18 to 24, 2023 with 655 Republican and Republican leaning voters in the United States. The question results in this release have a margin of error of +/- 5.5 percentage points for the full sample. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.

A two-term governor of New Jersey, Christie staggered out of office with a 16% approval rating following the Bridgegate scandal.

His negative vibes don’t hinder his ambition.

From Fox News today:

Christie took a major step toward announcing a potential 2024 presidential campaign this week, as allies reportedly set up a super PAC to support his effort.

The PAC, called Tell It Like It Is, is the latest sign that Christie plans to throw his hat in the ring in the Republican presidential primary race, the New York Times reported., Christie, 60, has been one of former President Trump’s most aggressive critics since the 2020 election.

The former governor has already made selections for a potential presidential campaign staff as well, according to the New York Times. Mike DuHaime and Maria Comella are poised to manage his campaign if he announces, the outlet reported. Duhaime previously worked as a political strategist during Christie’s 2016 campaign, and Comella previously worked as chief of staff to disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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3 responses to “Monmouth Poll: Christie Radiates Negative Vibes with GOP Voters”

  1. The Poll says that former Gov. Chris Christie Radiates Negative Vibes with GOP Voters. DUH!!!!! Christie is hated on both sides of the aisle in New Jersey. He’ll be lucky if he even gets a podium on the debate stage with that kind of negative showing by his own state.

    When President George W. Bush was getting ready to get rid of Chris Christie as US District Attorney for New Jersey, NY Senator Chuck Schumer supported Christie. That’s all you need to know about Chris Christie. He will blow whichever way the wind blows–Republican or Democrat. He is no good for New Jersey and he is no good for this Nation.

  2. The Republicans need Christie in the race because he will be the perfect “counter puncher” to all the crazy, ridiculous, anti-democracy stuff that DJT will be shouting and doing. Christie will be a big thorn in DJT’s side because he knows how to get under DJT’s skin.

  3. To A South Jersey Dem: Christie is not the “counter puncher” you think he is. He already lost one bout with Trump in Christie’s run for the Presidency in 2016. What makes you think he’ll fare any better now? And, please provide proof of DJT’s “anti-democracy” stuff. The word “democracy” today is being used by Democrats to provide a platform to make them look like the party of freedom & rights–when they are far to the left of freedom & rights, and closer to tyranny and despotism.

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