Christie 43, Clinton 42, says Quinnipiac

Posted by David Lightman on November 13, 2013 

Christie 43, Clinton 42.

That's what the Quinnipiac Polling Institute  found when it matched Christie, the just-re-elected governor of New Jersey, and Clinton, the Democratic former Secretary of State, in a trial heat for the presidency in 2016.

Clinton won two U.S. Senate elections from New York before taking the diplomatic post. Christie just won re-election overwhelmingly, drawing constituencies that Republicans these days rarely win.

Clinton easily beats other potential Republican presidential contenders--she tops Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul by 9, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by 15, and 2012 vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan by 9.

In the Clinton-Christie matchup, Clinton easily wins women, Christie wins men. Christie has a big lead among independents and whites, while Clinton has a huge lead among black and Hispanic voters.


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