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Poll: Christie Has 2-1 Lead in Gov. Race, Buono Inches Closer

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WNYC

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, 62-percent of likely voters back Republican Governor Chris Christie over Democrat Barbara Buono. It's almost a 2-1 lead in New Jersey's Governor's race.

The poll finds Buono has 33-percent of the vote—a slight improvement from a September poll, where she had 30-percent of the votes.

  • Christie leads 91-7 percent among Republicans
  • Buono leads 67-28 among Democrats
  • Men back Christie 64-30 percent
  • Women back Christie 59-36 percent

“Sen. Barbara Buono has been out front on women’s issues long before she was a candidate, but Gov. Christopher Christie has a huge 23-point lead among women voters,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

The poll was conducted before the first gubernatorial debate between the two candidates on Tuesday, Oct. 8th, which could boost Buono’s recognition, Carroll said.

“One third of New Jersey voters still don’t know enough about Sen. Buono to make an up-or-down decision.”

The Lt. Governor running mates, Kim Guadagno and Milly Silva, will face off in their first debate Friday, Oct. 11. It will be broadcast at 7 p.m. on News 12 New Jersey. 

Christie and Buono will debate again on Oct. 15th.

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Comments [1]

Those New Jerseyans that vote in the upcoming election are thinking with something other than their brains.

"Corzine/Buono bad!"
"Buono increased her own salary"
"Buono voted yes to 154 taxes and fees"

The Buono/Silva ticket has so far not sunk to finger pointing - if they did we might hear about -

$120M lost when trains parked in a swamp during a hurricane
$440M lost in DoE funds when Education sec'ty screws up application
$270 blown when ARC tunnel canceled
Firing of RU AD costs $4M
Governor slow walks implementation of medical marijuana law

Christie is not the "calls 'em as I sees 'em" everyman his PR would have you think. Why else would he be spending $12M of state money to separate the Senate election from the general election? He's attempting to buy a GOP led Assembly and Senate WITH OUR OWN MONEY.

It is up to us show Chris the error of his ways.

Oct. 12 2013 11:09 AM

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