POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Christie places 10th in latest, Trump-led GOP presidential poll

Gov. Chris Christie announces federal funds for Spring Lake recently. - (OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR/MYKWAIN GAINEY)

Gov. Chris Christie announces federal funds for Spring Lake recently. – (OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR/MYKWAIN GAINEY)

By Andrew George for NJBIZ

In a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie continues to trail the majority of Republican Party candidates for president, placing 10th overall, with 3 percent support among likely voters.

The poll represents a drop of a single percentage point for Christie from May 28, when it was last conducted. Christie trails Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and businessman Donald Trump.

With 20 percent support among voters, Trump currently leads the pack, jumping 15 percentage points from Quinnipiac’s May poll. Walker is next, with 13 percent support, followed by Bush at 10 percent.

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