(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) A majority of registered voters in New Jersey wants Chris Christie to step down as governor as he pursues his presidential ambitions, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Institute poll.
The Republican governor launched his White House bid in late June and has struggled to advance in the polls since. As Christie continues to campaign in early primary states, voters in New Jersey have accused him of abandoning the state and favor having Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno assume the governorship.
According to the poll released Thursday, 54 percent of Garden State voters say Christie should resign as governor now that he has officially announced his candidacy. Along party lines, nearly 70 percent of Democratic voters in the state want the governor to step down while 35 percent of registered Republicans would favor him resigning.
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