New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) Colorado numbers compared to Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonHaim Saban calls Ellison an 'anti-Semite' Farage willing to help Trump 'formally' or 'informally' A Cabinet position for Petraeus; disciplinary actions for Broadwell after affair MORE's in a 2016 match-up have taken a dive, a new poll finds. 

According to a Quinnipiac poll released Thursday, Christie trails Clinton in a hypothetical contest 42 percent to 43 percent in the battleground state. 

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That is a 9-point turnaround since November and echoes other national and state polling following the George Washington Bridge scandal that has engulfed Christie's administration. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) also trails Clinton by 1 point, 43 percent to 42 percent. That score is largely unchanged since November, when he was tied with Clinton.  

The other two Republican testeds —  Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulGOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency The ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? Rand Paul skeptical about Romney as secretary of State MORE (Ky.) and Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanNearly 600 VA dental patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis Republicans raise red flags about ObamaCare repeal strategy Overnight Healthcare: GOP in talks about helping insurers after ObamaCare repeal MORE (Wis.) — lead Clinton. 

Ryan tops Clinton 48 percent to 43 percent, while Paul leads 47 percent to 43 percent. 

A national Quinnipiac poll last month showed Christie losing his edge over Clinton nationwide, and now trailing 46 percent to 38 percent. 

Only 36 percent think Christie would make a good president, down from 48 percent in November. 

Forty-six percent of people continue to say Clinton would make a good president, unchanged since the last poll. 

While 39 percent of voters who have heard about the scandal said it makes them less likely to vote for Christie for president, 55 percent said it would make no difference. 

Majorities of voters in the state also support raising the minimum wage (67 percent) and giving a path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally (59 percent). 

Support for President Obama’s healthcare law stands at 37 percent. 

The poll surveyed 1,139 registered voters between Jan. 29 to Sunday and holds a margin of error of 2.9 percent.