Poll: Christie tied with Paul in New Hampshire

Governor Chris Christie after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall  on November 05, 2013 in Asbury Park. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
Governor Chris Christie after winning a second term at the Asbury Park Convention Hall on November 05, 2013 in Asbury Park. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

A new Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire Poll puts Gov. Chris Christie and a potential Republican primary nemesis tied for the top spot in 2016’s first presidential primary state.

Barring former presidential contender Mitt Romney from the mix — who takes first with 30 percent when included — the poll shows Christie and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul each drawing 16 percent support from likely primary voters in New Hampshire.

Poll: Christie tied with Paul in New Hampshire