Just 3% would back Christie picking self
New Jersey has decided that as much as they don’t want Sen. Bob Menendez re-elected even fewer would they like Gov. Chris Christie to replace him, according to a new poll.
A Quinnipiac University survey found only 3 percent of people polled would want Mr. Christie, a Republican, to appoint himself if Mr. Menendez resigns from his seat, or is forced out. The two-term Democrat is currently on trial on corruption charges. Only 24 percent even want Mr. Christie to make the appointment.
Half of voters say Mr. Menendez does not deserve re-election next year with another 30 percent undecided and 20 percent saying he should be re-elected. His approval rating is expectedly low at 31 percent, the lowest since 2008.