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Christie, often touted as a potential 2016 candidate, is up for reelection in  November. | AP Phot


Good news for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — being an overweight candidate  in the Garden State won’t tip the scale in his opponent’s favor.

A hefty 64 percent of voters in the state are comfortable with an overweight  candidate, while just 17 percent have some reservations, according to a  Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released Tuesday.


  Christie — often touted as a potential GOP presidential  candidate in 2016 — is up for reelection in November against likely Democratic  opponent state Sen. Barbara Buono.

Earlier this year, Christie told ex-White House doctor Connie Mariano to “shut up” after  she said on CNN that she wants him to run for president — but first to lose  weight because he could have a heart attack or stroke while in office.

The poll also found that Christie still has an astronomical approval rating  of 70 percent, with a 23 percent disapproval.

Pollsters surveyed 1,129 registered voters from March 19 to March 24 and it  has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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