In a hypothetical field of 2012 Republican presidential candidates, the only one who would beat President Barack Obama is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, according to a new Zogby International poll.
Despite those results and the recent election day Republican landslide, Christie said Obama should not be worried.
“I’m sure the president is resting easy…knowing that the only person who’s beating him in the poll will once again declare that I’m not running for President of the United States,” Christie told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg Tuesday.
According to poll, Christie would edge out the president 43 to 40 percent. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would be neck-and-neck with the president, who would still beat potential challengers Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. Newt Gingrich was not even on the list.
Pollster John Zogby spoke with WCBS 880 Tuesday and said the poll showed that respondents were “not enamored with the other candidates” and that those White House hopefuls could have split each others’ votes.