New Jersey Residents Oppose Chris Christie as Potential Trump VP Pick

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves to the crowd as they walk off the stage after a rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., on March 14, 2016.PlayChuck Burton/AP Photo
WATCH New Jersey Residents Oppose Chris Christie as Potential Trump VP Pick

While likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is rumored to have New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on his short list of potential vice presidential picks, New Jersey voters don’t share Trump’s enthusiasm for their governor and oppose the idea of him as Trump’s running mate by a 4-to-1 margin.

According to a new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, 72 percent of New Jersey voters oppose the idea of Christie as Trump’s vice president pick, while 18 percent are in favor.

Among Republicans, 64 percent said they disapprove compared to 27 percent who are in favor of a Trump/Christie ticket.

The poll also delivers Christie his lowest-ever approval rating, with 64 percent of voters disapproving of the job he is doing as governor and 29 percent approving. When narrowed to just Republicans in his state, his unfavorable rate remains high at 59 percent.

Christie endorsed Trump for president shortly after suspending his own presidential campaign, following a lackluster performance in the New Hampshire primary. He has become a close adviser to the presumptive nominee and was recently tapped by Trump to lead his transition team effort.