Christie Headed For Big Win

Not surprisingly, the final polls in New Jersey show Chris Christie is headed for a big win:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is maintaining a commanding lead as he appears poised to cruise to reelection on Tuesday, according to a handful of final polls in the state’s governor’s race.

Christie is up over his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Barbara Buono, 57 percent to 37 percent, according to a Monmouth University poll out Monday. Christie leads among 91 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of independents and even 23 percent of Democrats, according to the poll.

Another poll out Monday from Fairleigh Dickinson University shows a 19-point margin, with the governor leading Buono 59 percent to 40 percent. That poll found 23 percent of Democrats leaning toward Christie, along with 94 percent of Republicans and 80 percent of independents.

A Quinnipiac University poll out Monday found Christie up by 28 points, 61 percent to 33 percent. He had 94 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independents and 30 percent of Democrats in that poll.

As is typical in previous polls, these polls show Christie with wide leads among Independents and Women, and grabbing not insignificant numbers of Democrats and African-American voters. The polls also leave Christie with a +24.1 lead in the RealClearPolitics average. A big win tomorrow will obviously begin the speculation about a 2016 bid on Christie’s part. Additionally, a big Christie win is likely to be seen as a big contrast with what looks like a likely Republican loss in Virginia in a campaign spearheaded by perhaps the most conservative candidate that state’s Republican Party has ever nominated. That alone is likely to contribute to the ongoing debate inside the GOP about what direction the party needs to take in the future.

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.

Comments

  1. PJ says:

    Additionally, a big Christie win is likely to be seen as a big contrast with what looks like a likely Republican loss in Virginia in a campaign spearheaded by perhaps the most conservative candidate that state’s Republican Party has ever nominated. That alone is likely to contribute to the ongoing debate inside the GOP about what direction the party needs to take in the future.

    Not true. I read the Gospel of Jenos, and according to that site, it’s all about if OTB is writing positively or negatively about a candidate. If OTB had written lots of posts about Christie being a fat Obama-loving RINO, Buono would have won, and if OTB had written more negative posts about McAuliffe, Cuccinelli would have won.

    Seriously, you have that power, it’s time for you all to start using it
    more wisely.

    Edit: If anyone else but me or Jenos registers http://www.TheGospelOfJenos.com I WILL sue.

  2. wr says:

    Clearly Christie is a Real Conservative and Cuccinelllia is a RINO.

  3. JohnMcC says:

    Well, Gov Christie has won the praise of the most recent Repub candidate (or at least their staff as recounted by Mr Halperin and Mr Heilman) as someone who is “suave as sandpaper”
    and whom Mr Romney’s team considered no one better at making the case, “at making the referendum case against Obama, at nailing the President to the wall with ferosity and caustic humor”….”We’re in a street fight and he’s a street-fighter…”He’s the best street fighter…”

    So of course, they had the opportunity to weigh Mr Cristie’s capabilities to national leadership in the Repub ticket…..

    OOPS…..

    It seem “The vetters were stunned by the garish controversies lurking in his record.”

    Anyone who thinks that a NJ professional politician should — OF COURSE! — be thought of a Presidential timber…. well…. look a little deeper.

  4. JohnMcC says:

    OK. If you live in New Jersey and disagree, send in a documented rejoinder. If you don’t — find some documented/searchable way I can know that you are not a nutcase or mafioso and THEN I will change my opinion of the average/normal NJ prosecuter-governor-legislator–titsucker. Happened to spend a bit of my youth in the NJ area. Don’t try to kid me.

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Christie Headed For Big Win…. by spending millions of state dollars to keep Cory Booker off the same ballot. (who says you need voter ID to suppress the vote?)

  6. Gromitt Gunn says:

    /Jenos

    Why hasn’t Doug been giving us all of the dirt on Buono!?!?! This stilted coverage on Christie has been going on for years!!

    /end Jenos

  7. C. Clavin says:

    Romney has been talking a lot of smack about Christie…probably due to the insecurities typical of all bullies.
    I imagine when you lose the most winnable Presidency in years by a land-slide…4M Popular Votes and 126 Electoral Votes….you don’t want the guy that you passed over for VP winning it in the next go-round.

    I’m not a big fan of Christie…but I wonder…why doesn’t Romney just go away?