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Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie Get Nods From Voters In 2016 Presidential Race, Poll Shows
NJ Star Ledger ^ | May 02, 2013 at 4:39 PM | By Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger

Posted on 05/02/2013 4:09:20 PM PDT by drewh

If it were up to voters, the 2016 presidential race would be a battle between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie, according to a poll released by Kean University today.

According to the poll, 67 percent of Democratic voters said they would support Clinton — the former First Lady, U.S. Senator from New York and Secretary of State — for president. Vice President Joe Biden finished a distant second

There's a sense that the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination is Hillary Clinton's for the asking," Terry Golway, director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy, said in a statement. "This poll of New Jersey Democrats certainly confirms that thinking."

As for Republican voters, 41 percent said they'd support Christie for president. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was second with 18 percent.

The poll also shows that Christie's approval rating at home continues to soar: 71 percent of the poll's 1,000 respondents said they either strongly approved or somewhat approved of his performance. Sixty-one percent of Democrats approve of the job he's done, as well as 66 percent of African-Americans, 61 percent of those who consider themselves liberals, and 72 percent of moderates.

In other poll questions:

• 58 percent either strongly approve or somewhat approve of President Barack Obama's performance.

• 56 percent said they support immigration reform leading to a path to citizenship.

• 82 percent favor criminal background checks before gun sales.

• 64 percent said they believe violent movies, television shows and video games contribute to violence in society.

• 74 percent said society is more violent today than it was 25 years ago.

The poll was conducted from April 25-29 and surveyed 1,000 likely voters in New Jersey. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
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1 posted on 05/02/2013 4:09:20 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Battle for the Dem nomination?


2 posted on 05/02/2013 4:10:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: drewh

Oh the famous Kean University poll. I’m sure the GOP will take that into account when choosing their nominee THREE YEARS from now.

The media is nuts.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Norm Lenhart

for which country?


4 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:10 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: drewh
"58 percent either strongly approve or somewhat approve of President Barack Obama's performance"

America is sick.

5 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: drewh

Two frauds.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 4:14:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

And 56% support amnesty. Oversampling of democrats usually...


7 posted on 05/02/2013 4:15:54 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Hillary or Christie?

"What difference does it make?"

8 posted on 05/02/2013 4:17:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh

Christie can enjoy the next couple of years, but he should think about the other Republican media darlings, McCain and Romney, before he for a moment thinks the press is really on his side.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 4:18:47 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Norm Lenhart
animal farm comes to mind, "some pig(S) are more equal than others."
10 posted on 05/02/2013 4:19:29 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: drewh

Enough with the f’ing polls, already!


11 posted on 05/02/2013 4:20:09 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Norm Lenhart
"82 percent favor criminal background checks before gun sales. "

That's actually interesting -- because 100% of NJ gun sales require background checks and they have for years. It's encouraging if nearly 1/5 of NJ voters think NJ's onerous gun laws should be relaxed.

I don't think Christie will win the #1 spot on the Republican ticket in 2016. Maybe #2 but not #1.

I don't think Hillary's health will allow her to run in 2016. I wouldn't bet the farm, just a feeling. Look at her carefully when you see her on the TV screen.

("The poll was conducted from April 25-29 and surveyed 1,000 likely voters in New Jersey. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.")

12 posted on 05/02/2013 4:20:42 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: dfwgator

13 posted on 05/02/2013 4:23:15 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
What....take a closer look...

Those are not "nods" of approval/encouragement!!!

Those are NODS of voters going to sleep.....

14 posted on 05/02/2013 4:25:33 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: drewh
Read they were both polling super high to be on this show

The Biggest Loser


15 posted on 05/02/2013 4:26:04 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: Fred

I don’t even think that cow heart of his is going to make it to 2016.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 4:26:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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17 posted on 05/02/2013 4:28:19 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: txrefugee

“The poll...surveyed 1,000 likely voters in New Jersey”

Headline made no sense - then the details. There’s no way Christie will ever be the Republican nominee, New Jersey is not representative of the country.


18 posted on 05/02/2013 4:29:14 PM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: drewh

The poll was conducted from April 25-29 and
surveyed 1,000 likely voters in New Jersey.
The margin of error was 3 percentage points.

Nuff said.......

19 posted on 05/02/2013 4:31:17 PM PDT by deport
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To: drewh

The current mess keeps getting more hopeless. IS THIS ALL WE HAVE? Is this the best America can come up with? 2 loud mouths? I’m sorry to say that all we have to offer politically these days are wimpy candidates. The public is totally messed up, no one thinks anymore, and it seems no one even cares, its just a popularity contest between political stars with little substance. All we are producing are political finger pointers. What are these people thinking? An inept carpet bagger Senator from NY, who was a fk’d up Secretary of State, that has no real record of accomplishment, and they want her to run for President? What this country needs is a new burst of patriotism and to get off its knees and back to work. We need a winner not a proven loser or a bag of hot air.


20 posted on 05/02/2013 4:34:11 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods, Glenn Doherty and Sean Smith? Forgot already?)
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To: drewh

41% was the best Christie could do ... among republican voters ... in New Jersey. I think we're pretty safe betting against a Christie bid for the White House.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 4:47:59 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: drewh

Fatter and fattest. Both equally unqualified and stupid.

The cellulite ticket.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 4:50:50 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: drewh

Once again, they’re messaging the electorate years ahead of time to annoint the party candidates.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 4:52:58 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: drewh

It’s 2013 and the media is already picking the next Republican candidate for us. We’re told by Democrats and Republicans that creating a new party will surely fail. I’ll argue that the Republican Party will surely fail.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 4:56:18 PM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: drewh

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha


25 posted on 05/02/2013 5:06:48 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

The Jihadist in charge will never let Hillary back in.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 5:07:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: drewh; dixiechick2000; Grampa Dave; BOBTHENAILER

Well I guess there’s hope for change for two fat A$$E$ anyways!!!


27 posted on 05/02/2013 5:08:17 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gays!!!)
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To: ryan71

I agree.

Cristi will never never, ever ever, make it as a Republican.

Doesn’t matter anyway. The next one is already chosen
and once it went black, it will never go back!


28 posted on 05/02/2013 5:10:11 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: BradyLS

Trying to get in our heads to cover up what they’re doing now.


29 posted on 05/02/2013 5:11:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: drewh
I'm not entirely clear on who people think they are supporting when they say they will vote for Hillary in 2016. I think many of them are just tying to re-elect Bill. Some think they will be continuing the Obama Administration. Some are disaffected feminists who just want a woman - any woman - in the Oval Office. Probably some small number really believe she is as smart as the MSM pretends she is. Maybe a significant percentage just think because she is a woman she is nice, and won't do anything mean like cut off their welfare benefits or make them go out and get a job.

Regardless, her poll numbers are very mysterious to me. She is a proven divisive figure, and should not be able to assemble any sort of 50+% coalition without massive MSM interference on her behalf.

30 posted on 05/02/2013 5:22:07 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: onyx; SortaBichy

"Take it all, b*tch....ALL of it!!"

31 posted on 05/02/2013 5:26:12 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

No to Christie, no to old school can’t balance a budget or stand on principle Republicans and no to most all Libertarians.

We need good people of character to run IMO.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 5:28:20 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: drewh
By the time 2016 comes around America may quite well be in about the same shape as Detroit.

We may all be called upon to elect someone to preside over a Country in total ruin.

Hitlery, Tubby.. who cares.

33 posted on 05/02/2013 5:31:50 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: drewh

Ole Fat Boy wants to run as a Democrat? An the Republicans will let him.


34 posted on 05/02/2013 5:34:46 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: drewh
#$^#$^ freaking polls posing as news.........

It's all propaganda.

35 posted on 05/02/2013 5:42:52 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: drewh

I give both the finger.


36 posted on 05/02/2013 5:43:34 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
America is sick.

No, left-wing pollsters are lying as usual.

37 posted on 05/02/2013 6:29:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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