During the fourth Republican presidential primary debate, moderator Megyn Kelly confronted Chris Christie about his low poll numbers and lack of favorability.
She pointed out that Christie’s approval rating with Republicans was at 25%, while his best state, New Hampshire, still showed two-thirds of GOP voters would be disappointed if he won.
Christie, visibly annoyed, shifted the conversation to criticize former President Trump, stating that his conduct is unacceptable and unfit for office. (Trending: Joe Biden Admits He’s ‘Not Sure’ About Running If Trump Wasn’t)
Chris Christie gets reminded by Megyn Kelly that voters don't like him. pic.twitter.com/Q0RfRk5Xiu
— AnalyzingAmerica (@AnalyzAmerica) December 9, 2023
“His approval rating with Republicans is currently at 81 percent yours is at 25,” Kelly began.
“Your best state is New Hampshire, and even there two-thirds of GOP voters say they would be angry and disappointed if you won.”
“Respectfully, governor, you have not stopped Mr. Trump and voters may wonder how you could possibly become the nominee of a party, and voters may wonder how you could possibly become the nominee of a party that does not appear to like you very much,” Kelly added.
“You want to know why those poll numbers are where they are? Because folks like these three guys on the stage make it seem like his conduct is acceptable,” Christie said, clearly annoyed.
“Let me make it clear, his conduct is unacceptable, he’s unfit, and be careful of what you’re going to get.”
“If you ever got another Donald Trump term, he’s letting you know, I am your retribution,” he said.
Meanwhile, Trump chose to skip the debate in favor of a fundraiser in Florida.