TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a rising star in the Republican party, has gone one step further in rejecting a potential 2012 presidential bid.

In an interview Wednesday, Christie said he has no plans to start a federal political action committee, or PAC. A PAC is a useful instrument for political candidates as it provides another method to raise funds for advertising and more. The establishment of a PAC is often seen as a precursor to a presidential bid.

Christie was interviewed on NBC’s ‘Today’ show.

A recent Zogby International poll showed that Christie was the only Republican in a hypothetical field of candidates who would beat President Barack Obama.

Christie pooh-poohed those results, saying “I’m sure the president is resting easy… know that the only person who’s beating him in the poll will once again declare that ‘I’m not running for President of the United States.'”

What do you think? Should Christie run? Is he serious about not running or just being coy? Sound off in our comments section.

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