Exit polls from the night Republican Chris Christie was overwhelmingly reelected as governor of New Jersey, showed that Democrat Hillary Clinton would beat Christie in the Garden State. But a poll out Wednesday from Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press shows Christie would narrowly edge the former Secretary of State 46%-43%.
More results like that would help boost Christie's electability argument ahead of a potential 2016 run. New Jersey hasn't gone Republican in a presidential year since 1988.
By the way, speaking of a possible 2016 run, the vast majority (69%) of New Jersey residents expect Christie to run for president and they're OK with it (67%), even if it means he resigns mid term (69%).
If Clinton doesn't run, Christie is even stronger in New Jersey against another potential Democratic opponent -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Christie beats Cuomo, 52%-33%.
First published December 11 2013, 10:16 AM