Clinton Clobbers Christie, Other GOP Hopefuls In New Jersey Matchups – New Poll


Hillary Clinton crushes Chris Christie and other leading Republicans in New Jersey according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday.

According to the poll, half of New Jersey voters are hoping to see a woman president in their lifetime, and “[w]ith all signs pointing to a second presidential campaign by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 80 percent of New Jersey voters say Americans are ready for a woman in the Oval Office.”

For many, hope for a woman president is apparently related to being “ready for Hillary.” A large majority of New Jersey voters has a positive view of Clinton and her potential, with 63 percent saying she would make a good president overall. Respondents are very upbeat about Clinton: 70 percent say she has the right “look” to be president, 74 percent say she has the right “demeanor and personality” and 83 percent say she has the right amount of “experience” when considered against other potential Democratic contenders.

Looking to Clinton’s ranking compared to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other leading Republicans, Rutgers wrote that:

Clinton continues to command high favorability ratings here. Her 59 percent favorable to 31 percent unfavorable rating puts her well ahead of any other figures the poll tested, including President Obama (53 percent favorable to 38 percent unfavorable). One result of her strong showing is that she easily crushes potential 2016 Republican opponents in New Jersey head-to-head matchups. She tops Gov. Chris Christie, 58 percent to 35 percent; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 58 percent to 32 percent; and Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker, 60 percent to 29 percent.

The registered voter sample for this poll has a margin of error of +/-4.2 percentage points.

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