Poll: Christie way ahead in NJ gubernatorial race

October 10, 2013

Ashley Killough | October 10, 2013 | CNN Political Ticker

Less than a month before Election Day, Republican Gov. Chris Christie maintains a significant lead over his Democratic challenger Barbara Buono in his re-election bid for governor of New Jersey, according to a poll released Thursday.

And while the Quinnipiac University survey shows the incumbent governor ahead of Buono, a state senator, by a margin of 62%-33% among likely voters, it also indicates that voters largely disagree with Christie on his opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage in the Garden State.

The new survey was conducted entirely before the two candidates squared off in their first debate Tuesday night, and remains largely unchanged from a Quinnipiac survey released two weeks ago, when Christie had 64% support and Buono had 30%.

While Buono has been vocal on women’s issues, she trails in support among women in the latest poll, 36% to Christie’s 59%. Men also back the Republican governor 64% to 30%.

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