Poll: Voters Approve Of Christie, But Think He’d Be A Bad V.P. Pick

A new poll shows that while New Jersey voters widely approve of the job their outspoken governor is doing, they don’t think much of his vice presidential prospects.  

In the latest poll from Quinnipiac University released Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie (R) boasts an impressive 54 percent approval rating among Garden State voters.  The first term governor’s approval rating has been above 50 percent in each of Quinnipiac’s surveys of New Jersey this year, peaking at 59 percent in April.  

But those same New Jersey voters aren’t convinced he’d make a good running mate to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.  Fifty-three percent say Christie would be a bad addition to the Republican ticket, compared with 40 percent who think he would be a good choice.

The PollTracker Average shows that Christie has maintained a high marks for his job performance throughout 2012, a turnaround from where his approval rating stood a year ago.

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