Majority of New Jerseyans believe Christie is planning a presidential run, poll finds

New Jerseyans aren’t too concerned about Gov. Chris Christie taking time away from his Garden State duties to run for president, according to a new poll.

A Monmouth University and Asbury Park Press Poll released Wednesday finds that nearly 70 percent of Garden State residents believe Christie is planning a presidential bid, and nearly just as much are not bothered if Christie runs during his second term in office.

“New Jersey is fairly united on this one:  Run, Christie, run!” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Sixty-seven percent of residents say they wouldn’t be bothered if Christie ran despite a presidential campaign requiring the governor to spend time out of state.

Just 19% say it would bother them a lot and 10% would be bothered a little, according to the poll.

Nearly 70 percent of residents say they would not be upset if Christie resigned his office in order to pursue the White House.

The poll was conducted by telephone with 802 New Jersey adults from December 4 to 8.  This sample has a margin of error of + 3.5 percent.

Majority of New Jerseyans believe Christie is planning a presidential run, poll finds