Christie beats Clinton or Cuomo in New Jersey
7 of 10 New Jersey residents expect that Governor Chris Christie will run for president and he would take the state’s 14 electoral college votes against former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton or New York Governor Andrew Cuomo if the presidential election were today, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released this morning.
A Republican has not won New Jersey in a presidential election since George H.W. Bush was elected in 1988.
Christie is favored by 46% of registered voters, including 19% of Democrats and 51% of Independents, against Clinton who is favored by43%. 3% prefer another candidate and 8% are undecided. Against Cuomo, Christie’s margin widens to 19% of NJ registered voters, 52% -33%.
The Monmouth University Polling Institute surveyed 802 adult New Jersey residents from December 4 to 8. Yesterday, Monmouth released a narrative of the same survey which indicated that 65% of New Jersey resident approved of the job that Christie is doing.