The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows that gubernatorial challenger Sen. Barbara Buono still trails Gov. Chris Christie by a wide margin.
The poll, released Wednesday, shows Christie leading 64-30 percent. This is the university’s first poll of likely voters and is not to be compared with earlier surveys of registered voters.
Christie leads 61–32 percent among women and 69–26 percent among men, 94–3 percent among Republicans and 69–23 percent among independent voters. Democrats back Buono 60–35 percent.
Additionally, only 5 percent of likely voters are undecided and another 8 percent who name a candidate say there is a “good chance” they will change their mind in the next six weeks, the poll shows.
“There’s no silver lining for State Sen. Barbara Buono in the cloudy outlook for her campaign,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, in a release.
“Even a third of Democrats prefer Gov. Christopher Christie. And, although the Buono campaign and Buono’s political background are big on women’s issues, even women favor Christie. So do men. There’s not even a very big gender gap.”