Chris Christie leads Steven Lonegan by ten points, 39%-29% in the Republican gubernatorial primary, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll released today. Undecideds are at 29%, and 3% say they will vote for another candidate.
Lonegan does better among men and conservatives, and Christie among women and moderates.
Among likely GOP primary voters, Christie has a 75% favorable rating, while Lonegan is at 73%. But 26% have a very favorable opinion of Lonegan, while 23% view Christie very favorably.
Lonegan’s supporters are somewhat more committed to participating in the primary suggesting that a low turnout could favor his prospects, the Rasmussen Report said.