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Poll: Christie Leads Opponent by 28 Points

In blue New Jersey, Republican governor Chris Christie is set for a massive win tomorrow night.

A Quinnipiac poll out today shows the blunt governor leading his Democrat opponent, Barbara Buono, by a whopping 28 points. Chrisie is backed by 61 percent of voters, while Buono is supported by 33 percent.

Christie’s benefiting from a couple of factors. One, New Jersey Democrats have done little to boost Buono’s candidacy. And secondly, the special senate election — which Cory Booker handily won — has already been held. That decision cost New Jersey taxpayers — the senate election cost the state $24 million — but will probably help Christie’s final margin against Buono, since Booker would have likely increased Democrat turnout. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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