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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie is just 3 points behind Haley in national GOP presidential poll

Ex-United Nations Ambassador is at 3%, Christie didn’t register

By David Wildstein, February 07 2023 1:31 pm

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie trails Nikki Haley by just three percentage points for fourth place in a national poll of potential candidates for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in a new Morning Consult poll released today.

Haley, who is expected to formally announce her candidacy next week, is at 3%.  Christie is at 0% after not registering at all.

Former President Donald Trump leads Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 49%-31%, with former Vice President Mike Pence in third place with 7%.

“The GOP’s prospective 2024 electorate has heard more about former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as she prepares to launch a 2024 bid next week. Roughly 2 in 5 potential GOP primary voters have recently heard something about her, marking the highest level of awareness since November,” Morning Consult noted in their report on the poll.  “However, only 3% said they would vote for her if the primary or caucus were held in their state today.”

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) are each at 2%, with Governors Greg Abbot (Texas) and Kristi Noem (South Dakota), former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) each at 1%.  Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is at 0%, but unlike Christie, registered in the new poll.

The poll was conducted between February 3-5 among 3,549 potential GOP primary voters and has a margin of error of +/- 2%.

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