Chris Christie withdraws from the race to become the Republican Party's nominee for the US presidential election. The former New Jersey governor is a fierce opponent of Donald Trump, who wants to become a presidential candidate again. Christie was miles behind Trump in the polls.
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According to an Ipsos-Reuters poll published on Wednesday, Christie received just 2 percent support among Republican voters. According to nearly half of these voters, former President Trump is the best candidate to face Joe Biden in November.
Trump's other rivals appear to have no chance, but they are still in the race. Nikki Haley comes in second with 12 percent, ahead of Ron DeSantis (11 percent) and Vivek Ramaswamy (4 percent). Previously, Trump's former Vice President, Mike Pence, among others, withdrew from the race.
Christie, 61, said last week that despite his low popularity, he was not considering withdrawing from the race. “Anyone who thinks I'm going to drop out of this race is crazy,” he said in an interview with MSNBC.
Christie actually tried to become the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2016. He then lost to Trump, whom he later supported. He had hoped to become Trump's running mate and vice president, but that was Pence.
Since the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Christie has become a fierce opponent of Trump. His second campaign was mainly aimed at becoming an alternative to Trump. Of all the opposing candidates, he spoke most strongly against the former president.
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