NJ Exit Polls: Voters Prefer Hillary Clinton Over Chris Christie In 2016 Matchup

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have won reelection decisively, but that doesn’t mean he’d be a shoe-in for president in 2016. The same people who voted for him said in exit polls that if matched up against Hillary Clinton in a presidential election they’d go with Hillary.

Though he won a smashing victory in Tuesday night’s gubernatorial election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) would fall to Democrat Hillary Clinton if the 2016 presidential race were held today, according to exit polling.

CNN exit polls give the former secretary of State 50 percent support to Christie’s 43 percent in his home state.

That’s reflective of a larger distaste for Republicans in the Garden State, which has voted reliably blue on the presidential level for the past two decades.  (Read More)

For the Republicans who think Christie will ride in and save the party in 2016, that’s not good news. Then again, he’s hardly a team player. Who can forget what he did to Romney in 2012? Then he refused to help Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia. Not to mention that he couldn’t get through the vetting process for VP when Romney was running. Imagine what the media and Democrats will do with whatever skeletons he has in his closet if he’s in the top spot? They’ll love him right up until the moment he wins the primary, then it will be game on.

Oh, and his buddy Obama didn’t bother giving him a call to congratulate him on his big win.