(THE HILL) — Mitt Romney would lose to President Obama in New Jersey even if Gov. Chris Christie (R) ends up on the ticket, a new poll showed.

Obama had a 10-point lead on Romney in the Garden State, and with Christie as Romney’s running mate, Obama still leads 49-43, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.

Adding Christie to the ticket doesn’t affect all groups equally. Male voters would vote for Romney 51-43 with Christie on the ticket, but the fortunes are reversed among women, who would choose Obama by a margin of 20 points.

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