Christie poised for a big win, but will that help a White House bid?

McClatchy Washington BureauOctober 29, 2013 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is cruising to a landslide win next week--that's no surprise. The bigger question is what this could mean to a presidential bid, and there the numbers are somewhat mixed.

A new Quinnipiac University poll puts Christie ahead 64-31 percent in his bid for another term as governor. But New Jersey likely voters split 48-41 about whether they want him to run for president.

Asked if he would make a good president, Republicans overwhelmingly say yes. But Democrats overwhelmingly say no, and independents are split--43 percent yes, 39 percent no.

Then again, 40 percent of Democrats in the state have a favorable impression of Christie.

The governor has been frequently mentioned as a possible Republican contender, despite his center-right leanings.

McClatchy Washington Bureau is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service