Chris Christie Ignores Polls, Believes in His Heart That New Jersey Loves Him

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A photo illustration of Chris Christie trying to hug New Jersey.

A Quinnipiac University poll from April 20 showed that 65 percent of New Jersey voters think Governor Chris Christie would make a lousy president. When Fox News’s Megyn Kelly asked him on Monday what we should make of these numbers, Christie explained why they were, in fact, a good thing.

The reason New Jersey residents think Christie would be a bad president is because “they want me to stay. A lot of those people in that 65 percent want me to stay. And I’ve heard that from lots of people at town hall meetings. ‘Don’t leave to run for president because we want you to stay.’”

He may very well have met these people, but that same poll also featured Christie’s lowest approval rating ever, meaning that these clingy New Jersey residents are, in fact, a minority — although Christie may want to remember their names for a campaign ad. Kelly did not ask Christie to explain how the fact that 56 percent of voters think he is also doing a bad job in New Jersey is a sign of their fated and tempestuous love for each other. 

When Kelly reiterated that these voters said that the governor would be a bad president, he said, “I think people hear the question they want to hear,” before continuing to convince himself that 65 percent of his constituents thought he was the Jack to their Rose and they never wanted him to let go.