Christie Holds His Lead: Poll - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Christie Holds His Lead: Poll



    A new Quinnipiac University poll find that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie holds a convincing lead in the race for governor. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013)

    Little has changed with who voters want to lead New Jersey moving forward.

    A new poll finds Gov. Chris Christie maintaining a large lead over Democratic challenger Barbara Buono.

    The Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday shows 64 percent of likely voters back the Republican governor. While 30 percent support Buono. That's an even bigger lead than a Monmouth University poll showed last month.

    Quinnipiac Poll director Maurice Carroll says there are not many promising signs for Buono.

    "There's no silver lining for State Sen. Barbara Buono in the cloudy outlook for her campaign," said Carroll. "Even a third of Democrats prefer Gov. Christie. And, although the Buono campaign and Buono's political background are big on women's issues, even women favor Christie. So do men. There's not even a very big gender gap."

    Buono trails Christie among women and independent voters, and few voters remain undecided or say they are likely to change their minds.

    The election is Nov. 5.

    The telephone survey of 1,249 likely New Jersey voters was conducted from Sept. 19-22. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.


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