Poll: Solid Democratic support puts Clinton over Christie in 2016
November 12th, 2013
11:29 AM ET
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Poll: Solid Democratic support puts Clinton over Christie in 2016

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a strong lead over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a hypothetical 2016 matchup, according to a new poll.

The NBC News survey released Tuesday shows that 44% of Americans 18 and up would vote for Clinton compared to the 34% who’d back Christie.

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The poll was conducted after Christie sailed to reelection last week, a conservative Republican in a blue state.

While Christie trails the former first lady, U.S. Senator and 2008 presidential candidate by just 10%, his is a fractured support.

In a GOP primary, Republican voters said they’d back him just one time out of three, 32%, while 31% said they’d vote for another GOP contender.

Clinton, on the other hand, enjoys double the support of her party that Christie has of his.

The poll shows 66% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters would vote for her in a primary, compared to 14% who’d vote for someone else.

The NBC News poll was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International November 7-10 among of 1,003 adults. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.6 percent.

–CNN’s Bryan Koenig contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. Ol' Yeller

    @just asking/just spraying- Here are a few... l know you will now convert (j/k, but hopefully you will "just quit asking")

    "Hillary led the efforts to rescue Chen Guangcheng, the dissident who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in May 2012, without crippling U.S.-China relations.
    Negotiated Free Trade Agreements with allies Panama, Colombia, and South Korea.
    Hillary Clinton has promoted U.S. values in a firm but respectful way that restored international faith in the U.S. that eroded during the Bush administration.
    Clinton supported the raid to Osama Bin Laden and was a key player in adjusting U.S.-Pakistan relations afterwards. She was also a strong proponent of NATO airstrikes in Libya that eventually led to Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster. Her active diplomacy was critical to securing United Nations Security Council authorization of the Libya mission and maintaining strong European and regional support for it."
    (paraphrased from an article by Eli Sugarman on Policy Mic- 1/13... cause I ain't rand paul)

    November 12, 2013 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. Jim

    Hillary? Not a chance. Christie has so much more to offer. Those of us who gave up on the Republican party might at least vote Republican for president even when we're looking at 3rd party candidates for everything else.

    November 12, 2013 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  3. Olorinstaff

    Christie is too liberal to win the Republican primary and too conservative to win the general election. Tough spot to be in.

    November 12, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    A guy that can't control his mouth, whether talking or shoving food in it, does NOT deserve to sit in the Oval Office. This guy has absolutely no control. He couldn't even push back from the table, he had to take the easy way out, weight loss surgery.

    He'd never get my vote. And I mean NEVER.

    November 12, 2013 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    "Lugar-Obama Act(S. 2566). Not to mention he voted AGAINST the Iraq war. So you were saying........"
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    A co-sponsored bill on nuclear weapons and a senate vote. If THATS what you term foreign policy credentials, you're too far gone.

    November 12, 2013 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Hillary? Not a chance. Christie has so much more to offer.
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    Please do tell. What does he have to offer? What foreign policy credentials does he have that Hillary Clinton doesn't already have?

    November 12, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "list ONE of Obama's foreign policy credentials when he announced in 2007."

    The nonproliferation legislation signed by Bush in January 2007.

    :"If Hillary Clinton will not support the repeal of Obamacare, she will lose the election. That is assuming it isn't already repealed in 2015 after the Republicans take super majorities in the House and Senate to override Obama's veto power. "

    You been hanging out with Rob Ford after hours?

    November 12, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    @Donna ,
    Generation Opportunity is a Koch brothers-funded group that wants young people to opt out of Obamacare because it's a "bad deal." We've noted before that GenOpp is still "working on" the math to back up this claim. Still, the group has been rolling along with its "Opt Out" campaign since September, offering up creepy Uncle Sam ads and now, apparently, booze.

    GenOpp paid a visit to the University of Miami over the weekend, as Yahoo News' Chris Moody reports, plying (possibly underage) students a lot of booze and 75 pizzas. Whatever ghoul inhabits the Uncle Sam costume had fun posing with college girls. According to a video GenOpp Florida posted in its Facebook page, the tailgate party (organized in conjunction with the College Republicans)

    Did you go , how was the free beer and pizza ?

    November 12, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "A co-sponsored bill on nuclear weapons and a senate vote. If THATS what you term foreign policy credentials, you're too far gone."

    Almost all legislation/bills are "co-sponsored". In fact, I'm only using "almost" to hedge my bets in case someone can google one up that wasn't, although I doubt it. Pretending that it being "co-sponsored" means it can be downplayed as HIS legislative achievement, as though he wasn't the main player in terms of writing and advocating it, is ludicrous. He and Hagle and Lugar were all deeply involved in it. Grow up.

    November 12, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Generation Opportunity is a Koch brothers-funded group that wants young people to opt out of Obamacare because it's a "bad deal." We've noted before that GenOpp is still "working on" the math to back up this claim. Still, the group has been rolling along with its "Opt Out" campaign since September, offering up creepy Uncle Sam ads and now, apparently, booze.

    GenOpp paid a visit to the University of Miami over the weekend, (possibly underage) students a lot of booze and 75 pizzas. Whatever ghoul inhabits the Uncle Sam costume had fun posing with college girls. According to a video GenOpp Florida posted in its Facebook page, the tailgate party (organized in conjunction with the College Republicans)

    Rick , how was the Pizza ?

    November 12, 2013 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  11. Thomas

    President Chris Christie then could issue a full pardon to his good friend Bernard Madoff.

    Christy worked as a lobbyist for Madoff back in the day .

    November 12, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    "Lugar-Obama Act(S. 2566). Not to mention he voted AGAINST the Iraq war. So you were saying........"
    --–
    A co-sponsored bill on nuclear weapons and a senate vote. If THATS what you term foreign policy credentials, you're too far gone.
    --------------------------------------------–
    So tell me Crispy Kreme Christie's foreign policy credentials. He had the opportunity on Sunday to take a position on Iran's nuclear program and dodged the question at every turn. The least he could've said is that Iran shouldn't be allowed to have nuclear weapons.

    November 12, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  13. name. willard

    No thanks vote for clinton hillary cause she was lied her story what happened about murder 4 amercian
    Wnd politics
    Allege involvement with musilm brotherhood
    Washington several prominet media sourcers in egypatain are now reporting that egyptain lawyer have filed criminal terrorsim court ag*inst presdient obama. In addition to the terrorism charge presverously filed in egyptain court against the presdient s brother malik obama
    Thank you

    November 12, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    "Lugar-Obama Act(S. 2566). Not to mention he voted AGAINST the Iraq war. So you were saying........"
    --–
    A co-sponsored bill on nuclear weapons and a senate vote. If THATS what you term foreign policy credentials, you're too far gone.
    ============================================================
    Remember, you posed the question. Obama's slate has a little something on it. Christie's slate is a blank. You lose, and your bait and switch is over.

    November 12, 2013 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. jack2

    I'm not crazy over Christy but Hillary is a proven liar and inept leader as she was in Benghazi. We don't need four more years of ineptness after 8 years of it.

    November 12, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  16. jack2

    If you want more years of lying and ineptness vote Hillary

    November 12, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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