New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will best any Democratic challenger in his re-election bid next year, a Wednesday poll from Quinnipiac University finds. Voters say Christie, who's enjoying an approval bump post-Hurricane Sandy, deserves to be re-elected by a margin of 67 percent to 25 percent.
The poll shows Christie leading the following Democratic challengers:
- 53 - 35 percent over Newark Mayor Cory Booker;
- 57 - 30 percent over State Sen. Richard Codey;
- 61 - 23 percent over State Sen. Barbara Buono;
- 62 - 20 percent over Assembly member Lou Greenwald;
- 62 - 21 percent over Assembly member John Wisniewski.
The poll of 1,664 registered voters was conducted Nov. 19-25 and has a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points.