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.”

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  1. Neil Hudelson says:

    I look forward to Bithead explaining how this confirms his theory that only true Conservatives will win.

  2. CSK says:

    @Neil Hudelson:

    It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy–or rationalization. They’ll say that Christie won because he’s a liberal Democrat (RINO) running in a blue state. Similarly, when Cuccinelli loses, it will be because he wasn’t a true conservative.

    The problem is, they’ll run out of “true conservatives” after all the Angle/Akin/O’Donnell/Mourdock clones lose in landslides.

  3. stonetools says:

    So Christie responded to a crisis by putting the needs of his state first and cozying up to Black Satan in the White House instead of putting the needs of the Republican Party first. And the voters apparently like that, despite evidence that Christie can be kind of an a$$hole. Who woulda thunk?
    According to Superdestroyer, blacks and Hispanics would never vote for any Republican anywhere, no matter what. Wrong again, Bob.
    Personally, I find it disappointing that Ms. Buono will lose, but if a Republican has to win, let it be someone is at least somewhat sane.

  4. al-Ameda says:

    Chris Christie acted in the best interests of the state of New Jersey during a serious natural disaster. He worked with the President to be sure, to ensure, that New Jersey had the resources they needed to get through the crisis and into the recovery phase. In short, Governor Christie governed responsibly.

    Why anyone would have a problem with that is beyond me.

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    With less than a week to go until voting starts in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie is headed for a landslide victory:

    And who says **government spending** never pays dividends???

    **a little special election 3 weeks ago costing millions of $ just to ensure Christie won by a landslide. And yes, he has his eyes on the White House in 2016 and is more than willing to milk the citizens of NJ for the favorable optics with which to launch his campaign. Another fiscal fraud like damn near every other Republican.