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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 this 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. 

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 re-election. 

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. 

Eleanor February 24, 2013 at 10:36 AM
The survey also said that 83% don't really know much about the leading democrat Barbara Buono, so it may have a lot to do with the fact that Christie is the only familiar name right now. Also democrats might be more comfortable with him because he is not very conservative. I heard that he will be challenged in the primary by an Atlantic county attorney.
Beachy Keen February 24, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Seth Grossman is challenging Christie in the primary. Heard him speak the other day and then went to his website. Seems Seth is talking about the things that really matter to our state and our communities. Grossman4governor.com

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