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Clinton Trumps Christie For President In New Jersey Voter Poll

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August 06, 2014 AT 7:42 AM
According to a poll released on Wednesday, New Jersey voters favor Democrat Hillary Clinton over their own Governor Chris Christie in the 2016 presidential race. Half of those polled by Quinnipiac University said Clinton, the former secretary of state and U.S. senator from neighboring New York, would be more fit as commander in chief than Republican Christie. Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement, "As Gov. Christopher Christie traipses around the nation, his presidential potential seems alive, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the adopted girl next door, easily beats him in his home state." Clinton was also the front-runner against other possible top Republican presidential contenders. She led former Florida Governor Jeb Bush by 54 percent to 34 percent, U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, by 55 percent to 35 percent and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee by 57 percent to 34 percent.