Chris Christie is the least liked candidate by GOP voters

A Morning Consult poll revealed that 45% of potential Republican voters have an unfavorably view of the former governor. It also revealed that voters haven't heard of three candidates.

45% of Republican voters have an unfavorable view of Chris Christie. The former New Jersey governor is voters' least favorite candidate for the GOP nomination followed by Mike Pence at 39%.

Donald Trump is third in the poll conducted by Morning Consult. Twenty-six percent of potential Republican voters have an unfavorable view of the former president. That being said, he is also the candidate with the highest positive image, with 71%. Twenty-three percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Ron DeSantis who also ranks behind Trump in favorability, with 63%.

Rounding out the ranking are Nikki Haley (20% unfavorable image), Asa Hutchinson (19%), Tim Scott (14%), Vivek Ramaswamy and Will Hurd (13% each), and Francis Suarez and Doug Burgum (12% each).

Who is he?

According to the same Morning Consult poll, there are three candidates that voters are unfamiliar with. Nearly 60% of potential GOP voters said they have never heard of Doug Burgum compared to 59% who have never heard of Will Hurd and 58% who haven't heard anything about Francis Suarez.

Asa Hutchinson is also fairly unknown: 41% said they had never heard of the former Arkansas governor.

Trump is still in the lead

As for the most likely winner of the race for the Republican nomination, Morning Consult's poll revealed that Donald Trump is in the lead (58% support), followed far behind by Ron DeSantis (15%).

The poll also showed that while DeSantis dropped 5 points, Ramaswamy jumped 6 points, putting him in third place thanks to support from Black voters, millennials and "moderates in the GOP’s coalition."