New Jersey Gov. Christie won a presidential straw pols among Republican activists and officials over the weekend, followed by former Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.
Of the 196 people who participated in the poll, sponsored by White House 2012, a blog covering the race for the GOP nomination, 19.8% named Christie their first choice.
In second was former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich with 12.5%, followed by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 9.4% each. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with 7.3%, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 6.3%, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty 5.2%, and tied at 4.2% were Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.