Are Chris Christie’s presidential hopes fading?
When Chris Christie ran for president in 2016, he devoted a great deal of time and effort to primary voters in New Hampshire. The return on that investment only brought him 7% of the vote and ultimately signaled that his campaign would be short-lived.
As he flirted with the possibility of another run for the White House, Christie once again focused on New Hampshire. In March he was the visiting lecturer at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.
His popularity in the Granite State, however, did not improve. In fact, it got worse. He polled 0% in the University of New Hampshire’s latest survey of likely 2024 Republican primary candidates, mostly because he wasn’t included in the poll.
The poll director told the New Jersey Globe Christie was excluded because no one is talking about him as a candidate.
The former New Jersey governor continued to flirt with the idea of running. He told The Associated Press last November that he believes he has “the skills and the talent” to be president, and if he sees a “path to victory, I will run.”
Christie gave a series of high profile speeches to Republican groups across the country, including at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Whether it’s to promote his future candidacy, promoting his book “Republican Rescue”, or a combination of the two, anyone can guess.
Once a fierce ally of Donald Trump, Christie has taken an aggressive stance against the former president and his allegations of voter fraud. Christie also said that Trump running again will not affect his own decision to enter the race.
As for the New Hampshire pollFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis and Trump are statistically tied: 39% for DeSantis and 37% for Trump.
Head-to-head against Joe Biden, Biden beats Trump but is tied with DeSantis.
Eric Scott is the senior policy director and anchor of New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]
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