Rasmussen: Obama 44, Christie 43

On cue, Rasmussen has a poll out this morning that shows President Obama with a one point lead in a hypothetical matchup with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a nationwide sample. Ras surveyed 1,000 likely voters on Wednesday and Thursday.

Scott Rasmussen, owner/president of the firm, dropped his own analysis with the poll: “As Rick Perry has recently demonstrated, it’s easier being on the outside with people begging you to run than it is to actually run a campaign,” he said. “Running for president is a unique role in America, and there’s no way of knowing how a candidate will perform unless they actually try it.”