New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE (D) are the two most favorable, or “hottest,” politicians in a new national survey. 

Christie topped the list with a 53.1 rating on the survey’s “feeling thermometer” while Clinton scored a 52.1. 

Quinnipiac University Polling measured the public’s receptiveness to a number of political leaders using a scale from zero to 100 with the higher number representing “the warmer or more favorable” voters felt about a lawmaker. 

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Christie and Clinton are both seen as potential presidential candidates in 2016. Clinton scores high numbers with all voters and tops the list among Democrats (a 77.7 rating within her own party). 

However, Christie, ranks eighth among Republicans with a score of 59.8, behind a host of other potential GOP presidential contenders. The New Jersey governor leads among Independents.

Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell names Senate GOP tax conferees House Republican: 'I worry about both sides' of the aisle on DACA Overnight Health Care: 3.6M signed up for ObamaCare in first month | Ryan pledges 'entitlement reform' next year | Dems push for more money to fight opioids MORE tops the list of Republicans with a 68.7 rating.

A Pew poll last week found Christie’s favorability rating trailing with the GOP as well. 

Two dark horses to score high on the list are freshman Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Regulation: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court battle | Watchdog to investigate EPA chief's meeting with industry group | Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating Overnight Tech: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court fight | Warren backs bid to block AT&T, Time Warner merger | NC county refuses to pay ransom to hackers Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE (D-Mass.) who ranked third and Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandDemocrats turn on Al Franken Report: Franken will resign Thursday Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign MORE (D-N.Y.) who ranked fifth.

President Obama ranked fourth with a 47.6 score. Obama’s rating has dropped nearly 10 points since a similar survey was taken in March 2011. 

Unsurprisingly, the Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress bottomed out on the list, with Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidBill O'Reilly: Politics helped kill Kate Steinle, Zarate just pulled the trigger Tax reform is nightmare Déjà vu for Puerto Rico Ex-Obama and Reid staffers: McConnell would pretend to be busy to avoid meeting with Obama MORE (D-Nev.) coming in last (33.8). 

In other surveys, Congress’s approval rating hangs in the low double digits. 

The poll surveyed 1,468 national registered voters and has a margin of error of 2.6 percent.