Poll: Republicans Don’t Want Christie To Run For President In 2016

ASSOCIATED PRESS

A plurality of Republicans nationally don’t want New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run for president in 2016, according to a new New York Times/CBS News poll.

More self-identified GOPers said that Christie shouldn’t mount a White House campaign (41 percent) than said he should (31 percent), the poll found.

The preferred Republican nominees were former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul, both with about 40 percent support.

Among Democrats, more than 80 percent want Hillary Clinton to seek the 2016 nomination, the poll found.

The poll, conducted from Feb. 19 to 23, surveyed 519 Republicans and 515 Democrats nationwide. Each group has a margin of error of six percentage points.

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