New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) will likely issue a sharp denunciation of President Barack Obama's record during his keynote address at next month's Republican National Convention, but a new poll from Monmouth University shows that both men are widely admired by Garden State voters.
The poll, released Thursday, shows that 55 percent of likely voters have a favorable view of the first-term governor, compared with 35 percent who have an unfavorable view. Obama, meanwhile, is viewed favorably by 53 percent, while 38 percent view the president unfavorably.
Thursday's poll also shows Obama leading presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney among likely New Jersey voters, 50 percent to 42 percent. Obama holds a comparable lead in New Jersey, according to the PollTracker Average of the presidential race in the state.