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N.J. Governor's Race: Christie Maintains Big Lead in Latest Poll

Gov. Chris Christie holds a nearly 2 to 1 lead over Democratic challenger state Sen. Barbara Buono in the governor's race, according to new poll.
October 10, 2013
 

Gov. Chris Christie holds a nearly 2 to 1 lead over Democratic challenger state Sen. Barbara Buono in the governor's race, according to new poll.

The Quinnipiac University poll found likely voters back the Republican governor 62 percent to 33 percent over the longtime state lawmaker. Christie's 29 percentage point advantage is slightly higher than the 25-point spread the poll found in a September survey.

Christie has all but erased a gender gap that dogged him early in the campaign. In today’s survey, women back Christie 59 – 36 percent, while men back him 64 – 30 percent.

The governor's constant talk of bipartisanship may be working as well. While it's not surprising that Republicans support him 91 – 7 percent, he has won over independents 71 – 22 percent. Democrats still break for Buono 67 – 28 percent. Only 4 percent of likely voters are undecided.

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