Never mind the jokes about how heavy it must be to have him on top. Moving on. Rasmussen’s latest polling shows Christie leading among GOP primary voters with Marco Rubio running a close second followed by Jeb Bush and Rand Paul, respectively.
Report from Rasmussen:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that Christie earns 21% support when Republican voters are asked whom they would vote for if the party’s primary in their state were held today. Florida Senator Marco Rubio runs a close second with 18% of the GOP vote, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 16% and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with 15% of the vote.
Congressman Paul Ryan, the unsuccessful Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, picks up 13% of the Republican vote, with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker dead last at six percent (6%). Just three percent (3%) prefer another candidate, and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
However, it’s not all good news for Christie since while he leads at 21% for the nomination, he also leads by double-digits the question of which candidate GOP voters would least like to see as their nominee:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a narrow lead among Republicans for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, but even more GOP voters say he’s the candidate they least want to see nominated.
Unfortunately the full Rasmussen report is paywalled so I can’t get you the numbers to show how much GOP voters would prefer to not see Christie as the nominee.