Chris Christie Headed For Re-Election Landslide
With less than a week to go until voting starts in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie is headed for a landslide victory:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie continues to sail toward reelection, with a new poll on Tuesday a week before Election Day showing him with a 2-1 lead over his Democratic opponent.
Christie leads state Sen. Barbara Buono 64 percent to 31 percent in a Quinnipiac poll. He leads across most demographic groups, and even picks up support of 31 percent of Democrats.
The New Jersey governor has maintained a commanding lead over Buono throughout the election, despite the state recently electing a Democratic senator and President Barack Obama winning the state by nearly 20 points.
Among some of the more interesting takeaways from the poll include the following:
- Christie gets 64% of women, against a female candidate no less;
- Almost unheard of for a Republican in the modern era, he’s getting 29% of the African-American vote;
- Perhaps most crucially, he gets 72% of Independents, and, most interesting of all, 31% of Democrats
All of this from a guy that the people who support a candidate who is going to lose next Tuesday down in Virginia most likely consider a “Republican In Name Only.”