Both Gov. Chris Christie and Mitt Romney run neck and neck with President Obama in a hypothetical presidential match-up, according to a recent poll.
In the head to head matchups, Christie garnered 43 percent of the vote to 44 percent by Obama. The poll has a margin of error plus or minus 3 percent putting the two at a dead heat. In a Romney Obama match-up, the former Massachusetts governor pulls in 44 percent to Obama’s 42 percent, putting those two also in a tie.
But asked if Christie, who is as yet undecided on his Presidential aspirations, will run, just 26 percent said yes. Only 20 percent of those polled said they think Christie should run while 37 percent say he shouldn’t enter the race.
While Romney has been consistently the most competitive in head to head match-ups, both Rick Perry and Herman Cain are within single digits of the president in their match-ups.
Romney is the clear favorite in New Hampshire with 39 percent of the vote, but that survey was taken Sept 23., before the recent round of speculation over Christie’s intentions.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 28-29, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.