Quinnipiac: New Jersey loves Christie. Barbara who?

If the gubernatorial election was today, Chris Christie would be reelected in a landslide, according to a Quinnipiac poll released this morning.

Christie beats likely challenger Barbara Buono by 62%-25%. Christie leads with women 54-38, with men 71-18.  Republicans back the governor by 93-4, Independents by 68-18.  Democrats would vote for Buono, 51-31, despite the fact that they approve of the job Christie is doing by a 56-38 margin.  Overall, New Jersey voters approve of Christie by 74-22.  That’s the highest rating of any governor in the 17 years Quinnipiac has been doing surveys.

83% of New Jersey voters don’t know enough about Buono to form an opinion.

In a 2016 presidential match up with Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State beats Christie for New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes by 4 points, 49-45.  Christie beats New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for president 54%-36%.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, 2016 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Quinnipiac: New Jersey loves Christie. Barbara who?”

  1. I Like This Comment From Face Book said at 7:36 am on February 20th, 2013:

    Paul S. Gundlach

    “I’m surprised that the margin isn’t even bigger, but I’m very happy to see that 93% of Republicans support him. Tea Party: pay attention.”

    It has always been my humble opinion that you have to be pragmatic about conservative candidates in this state and work to progressively move the goals of conservatism forward, but by bit. We may not get there today, but we will get there as long as we are not foolish in the way we find and vet conservative candidates.

    The Badar Quarmonts & Seth Grossman’s are not capable of winning elective office.

  2. Christie Leads By 37-PointsThe Save Jersey Blog | The Save Jersey Blog said at 9:21 am on February 20th, 2013:


  3. Gene B said at 6:02 pm on February 20th, 2013:

    I do not see Christie having the ability to win the Presidency in the foreseeable future. When he is finished with his second gubernatorial term, I would like to see him take one of the Senate seats in NJ. Then, he would be in a good position to run for President or VP for the rest of his life. And NJ would have a rare opportunity to send a Republican Senator to DC.

  4. J. Voorhees said at 1:47 am on February 22nd, 2013:

    93 percent is impressive but it will be 100 percent when joe Rudy rullo is governor. Everyone in ocean county knows him.