(CNN) – On the eve of Election Day 2013, three new polls reconfirm the story line of the entire campaign in New Jersey: Republican Gov. Chris Christie's easily going to win re-election.
It's a just a matter of how large a victory the Republican governor will secure against state Sen. Barbara Buono, the little-known Democratic challenger.
Christie leads Buono 61%-33% among likely Garden State voters in a Quinnipiac University poll, 66%-30% in a Rutgers-Eagleton survey, and 57%-37% in a Monmouth University poll. All three surveys were conducted over the past week and released Monday.
The Quinnipiac poll indicates Christie winning 94% of Republican voters, nearly two-thirds of independents and even three out of 10 Democrats. Christie's grabbing 92% of Republicans, more than six in 10 independents and nearly a quarter of Democrats in the Monmouth survey. In the Rutgers-Eagleton poll, Christie's winning 95% of GOP voters, more than seven in ten independents and nearly four in ten Democrats.
All three surveys indicate Christie ahead by large margins not only among men, but also female voters. And in two of the polls, Christie leads among younger voters.
"That weekend bus ride around the Garden State must have felt like a victory tour for Gov. Christopher Christie," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Sen. Barbara Buono gave it a good New Jersey try, but she wasn't stronger than the Christie Storm. Quinnipiac's final numbers say blow-out."
"Over the past month, Christie's campaign appears to have convinced more Democrats to abandon Buono," said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and professor of political science at Rutgers University. "Whether Democrats are switching to Christie or just planning to stay home, the small gains Buono had made with her party base over previous months have been reversed."
Christie's numbers, in blue-state New Jersey, skyrocketed late last year, thanks to his job responding to the devastating Superstorm Sandy, which slammed into the Garden State a year ago, ravaging parts of the state and causing billions in damage.
With Christie considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, his re-election campaign is seen as a tune-up or stepping stone for that possible White House bid.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted October 30-November 3, with 1,388 likely voters in New Jersey questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
The Monmouth University poll was conducted October 30-November 2, with 1,436 likely voters questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.
The Rutgers-Eagleton poll was conducted October 28-November 2, with 535 likely voters questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.