New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would carry his own state in the 2016 presidential race over Vice President Joe Biden and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) but a Hillary Clinton candidacy would keep the Garden State blue, according to a survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Friday.
In the hypothetical matchups, Christie tops Biden by 6 points and Cuomo by 15 points. But the popular Republican governor is no match for Clinton, who beats Christie in the poll 52 percent to 40 percent. A Republican has not carried New Jersey in a presidential election since 1988.
The poll also shows a slight plurality of 44 percent would prefer Christie not to run for president in 2016, while 38 percent would like him to run.