Poll Shows Chris Christie Has Huge Lead In Governor's Race
A Quinnipiac University poll released this week shows Chris Christie with a big lead over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono.
Gov. Chris Christie is the best person to lead New Jersey over the next four years, according to voters polled in a survey released last week by Quinnipiac University.
Christie, a Republican, leads his Democratic rival, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), 62 percent to 25 percent in the state's 2013 gubernatorial race, according to the poll. Last week, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long made a controversial political move when she publicly endorsed the governor's reelection bid.
The governor's overall approval rating also remains high. Christie's 74 percent approval rating and 69 percent favorable rating tie his personal record highs from January, the Huffington Post reports, both numbers buoyed by public perception of the way he handled Hurricane Sandy's impact and its aftermath.
Christie appears to have strong support on the other side of the aisle, as well.
In the poll, 56 percent of Democrats said they approve of the Republican governor and 48 percent said he deserves reelection.
Although Christie wasn't the GOP's final choice for vice-president in last year's presidential election, if he decides to run for president in 2016, it seems he'll have strong support in his home state.
Poll results showed 49 percent of voters supporting Hillary Clinton and 45 percent voting for Christie in that race.
Quinnipiac surveyed 1,149 registered voters for the poll.
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