A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that Obama earns 44% support in the matchup, while Christie attracts 43%. Six percent (6%) prefer a third option, and eight percent (8%) are undecided. These numbers place Christie in the same league as other top GOP hopefuls within single digits of Obama including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, Texas Governor Rick Perry and businessman Herman Cain.
Rasmussen also shows Romney up 44% to 42% over Obama: "Romney has consistently been the Republican hopeful who runs most competitively with the president, but both Texas Governor Rick Perry and Georgia businessman Herman Cain are within single digits of the incumbent."