New Jersey voters believe Gov. Chris Christie would be dissatisfied “playing second fiddle” as Mitt Romney’s running mate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Garden State voters say 52-36 percent that he’s no No. 2 kind of guy.
The only respondents who think he would be satisfied on the ticket are New Jersey Republicans, by 49-39 percent.
The poll also finds that Christie gives no boost to Romney in blue New Jersey. If he is selected, a Romney-Christie ticket would still trail President Obama and Vice President Biden 50-42 percent.
The survey comes hours after the New Jersey governor’s office released a humorous web video that has gone viral and makes a joke of all the speculation that the tough-talking governor might be selected as Romney’s running mate. In the video, starring Christie and the Democratic mayor of Newark (and social media star), Cory Booker, the mayor saves the day throughout until the end when he pretends to be chatting with Romney asking Booker to consider a spot on his ticket. The Newark mayor tries to turn down the offer and Christie quickly grabs the phone, saying, “I got this.”