In a new Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday, Gov. Chris Christie continues to trail the majority of Republican Party candidates for president, placing 10th overall, with 3 percent support among likely voters.The poll represents a drop of a single percentage point for Christie from May 28, when it was last conducted. Christie trails Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and businessman Donald Trump.
With 20 percent support among voters, Trump currently leads the pack, jumping 15 percentage points from Quinnipiac’s May poll. Walker is next, with 13 percent support, followed by Bush at 10 percent.
Despite Trump’s large lead, the poll also found that 30 percent of Republican voters indicated there is “no way” they would vote for him. Christie comes in second place in that respect, as 15 percent of voters indicated they would definitely not support him.
“They love him and they hate him,” poll Assistant Director Tim Malloy said of Trump. “Donald Trump triumphs on the stump so far, but do voters (really) want him? Maybe not so much.”
The poll also found that Trump would hypothetically lose in a general election to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who leads her respective field with 55 percent support.
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