A new poll out of New Jersey shows that, even with Christie on the ticket, Romney would lose that state to Barack Obama in the general election.
Without Christie, Obama enjoys a 49-39% margin. With Christie, that margin narrows to just 49-43%. And, it's not because Christie is not liked there. The poll shows he has a 55% approval rating.
“Gov. Christopher Christie says he’d be a terrible vice-president and we may never find out. Putting him on the ticket helps the Republicans a little, but not enough, in New Jersey,” said poll director Maurice Carroll.
President Obama’s approval number as on the upswing in New Jersey. Voters approve of him 51 percent to 45 percent, and by almost the same margin say he deserves to be reelected. Obama’s lowest approval rating was in October, when 53 percent of voters disapproved.