Poll: What’s the Reason behind Gov. Christie’s Overwhelming Victory?

NJ Spotlight | November 7, 2013 | Elections 2013, Polling
The governor won in a big way, but what accounts for his double-digit margin?

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Gov. Chris Christie’s landslide victory over Democratic challenger Sen. Barbara Buono came as no surprise. But prognostications about the length of the governor’s coattails — and who they might sweep into office — came to nothing. The Dems lost two seats in the Assembly, one of which will probably go to recount. And the overwhelming approval of the minimum wage ballot question was almost the inverse of the Christie win.

Clearly, the governor didn’t carry the day across the board, which leaves us wondering: