After being aggressively courted by Republican activists for months to run for president and then letting it be known that he was quietly considering, Christie put an end to speculation on Oct. 4, saying it wasn't his time.

The brash, energetic governor is known for his hard line on government spending. He endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Tuesday.

The poll of 1,186 New Jersey voters was conducted Oct. 5-10 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.