Poll: With A Lofty Approval Rating, Christie Trounces Likely Challenger In Guv Race [View all]
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) continues to boast an astronomical approval rating and appears poised to coast to re-election this year, according to the latest findings from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday.
Christie's 74 percent approval rating among Garden State voters ranks as the highest of any governor in the seven states polled by Quinnipiac. His approval rating of 56 percent among in-state Democrats is an overall score "most governors would kill for," as Quinnipiac's polling director Maurice Carroll put it in the survey's release.
The poll also found Christie with a nearly 40-point edge over his likely Democratic challenger in this year's gubernatorial race, state Sen. Barbara Buono. Sixty-two percent of New Jersey voters said they would prefer Christie, while just a quarter of voters said they would vote for the little-known Buono. A whopping 83 percent of voters said they haven't heard enough about Buono.
The PollTracker Average shows Christie with a comparably wide lead over Buono.