New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) probably wouldn't relish a campaign against his idol, but a poll released Friday indicates that not even rock icon Bruce Springsteen could top the popular Republican in the state's gubernatorial race next year.
The latest automated survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Christie comfortably besting "The Boss" in a hypothetical (and probably far-fetched) matchup 61 percent to 25 percent. Christie also claims large leads in the four other matchups tested by PPP, including a 14-point edge over Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker.
Christie's Springsteen fandom is well-documented. When the two chatted at a benefit concert in November for victims of Superstorm Sandy, Christie said he was moved to tears.