A new Quinnipiac University poll released today, shows Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) will destroy his Democratic opponent State Sen. Barbara Buono, by 64-31 percent in his bid for a second term as Governor. The 2-1 margin has held steady throughout the campaign. The election will take place next week on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
The Quinnipiac University poll:
- Christie has a 2 to 1 lead with both men and women
- Christie leads with Republicans 95 - 3 percent
- Christie leads with Independents 72 - 22 percent
- Christie still manages to get 31 percent from Democrats
Five percent of New Jersey likely voters remain undecided and another 5 percent say there's a "good chance" they will change their mind by next Tuesday.
Christie gets a 65 - 29 percent favorability rating, as even 40 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion. Sen. Buono gets a negative 26 - 37 percent favorability rating, with 35 percent who don't know enough about her to form an opinion.
"From the banks of the Delaware to the beaches of the Atlantic, New Jersey voters like their governor, Christopher Christie. On the banks of the Potomac? Less like the governor, but still a lot" said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
"Voters in his own state are split over whether Christie would make a good President and only about half think he ought to run. He's near the top in all the national polls. But not with his Garden State neighbors.
"The election looks like a runaway. Even almost a third of Democrats pick Christie over State Sen. Barbara Buono. She's been an energetic campaigner, but more than a third of voters don't know enough about her to decide whether or not they like her," Carroll added.
While New Jersey voters are split on a Presidential run in 2016, Christie is one of the favorites for the Republican Party in most national polls.
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