As the Trump candidacy beings in earnest, a new poll of registered Republican voters shows Governor Chris Christie coming in ahead of only Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin in unfavorable responses. Christie did, however, edge out the competition in the sheer reach of his public profile — fewer respondents reported not having heard of him than not having heard of John Kasich, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina. Cruz was the best known but least favored, and John Kasich lead the pack with 38 percent favorability and 32 percent unfavorability.
Trump tapped Christie as leader of his future transition team earlier this week, making Christie the man who will plot out the real estate magnate and former reality TV star’s path to the White House in the event of a win in November.
See the full results below. The poll, from nonpartisan tech and media group Morning Consult, surveyed 2,003 people from May 5 to May 9 and has a 2-point margin of error.