Christie: Presidential contest ‘dead-even dogfight’

NEW BRUNSWICK – When it comes to who did better in Monday’s foreign policy debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney it was no surprise whom Gov. Chris Christie thought won the debate.

“I would have been in the 40,” Christie said, referring to a CNN poll taken after the debate in which 40 percent of respondents believed the former Massachusetts governor won the debate.  

Overall, he described the race as “a dead-even dogfight.”

He said the president did “fine” but, “I agree with Gov. Romney’s vision.”

He doesn’t believe the last debate will have any big impact on the race because neither candidate really had the upper hand. However, there might be a few undecideds who may commit to one candidate or another after Monday’s debate.

“They both did quite well last night. There were no big mistakes. I think they laid out their vision pretty well for the role of America and the world pretty clearly. That’s why I think these debates are so important…you learn about them,” Christie said.

What it may ultimately come down to, he said, is who stumbles first.

“I think it’s one of those situations where somebody makes a mistake and may make people nervous about voting for another person. That’s the way I see the race right now.”

 He said he can’t wait for Election Day.

“We won’t have to watch any more TV ads.” “I’m ready. I’m ready for this to be over.”

Christie said he will most likely be at Drumthwacket, the governor’s mansion, on Election Day.

Christie: Presidential contest ‘dead-even dogfight’