A majority of New Jersey’s registered voters said Gov. Chris Christie (R) should resign from his post as he ramps up his presidential campaign, according to a poll released Thursday.
Fifty-four percent of voters want Christie to step down while 41 percent said he should continue to run New Jersey as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination, according to the poll from Rutgers-Eagleton.
But when voters were told about efforts by the Democratic legislature to oust the governor, 45 percent said Christie should be “forced” to resign whereas 52 percent said he should remain in his post.
This comes after Wednesday’s poll from Rutgers-Eagleton that said more than half of New jersey residents would describe Christie as “arrogant” and would not describe him as “presidential.”
The poll was conducted among 867 New Jersey residents, 757 of whom were registered voters, by live interviews on landlines and cell phones from July 25 to August 1. (This was before the first Republican presidential debate.) The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percent. The questions were asked in English and Spanish.