TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new poll shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has lost some ground in his race for re-election, but he still tops Democrat Barbara Buono by 20 points.
The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll released Wednesday shows Christie’s lead shrinking by 10 points since June.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Tracking Possible Showers And Storms For The Fourth Of July Weekend
Pollster Patrick Murray says the trend of Democrats coming home won’t be enough for Buono to overtake Christie.
Christie is up 56-36 among likely voters.READ MORE: Phillies' Bryce Harper Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb After Being Hit By Pitch In 4-2 Win Over Padres
The poll finds the governor remains untarnished by criticism over his appearance in Jersey shore tourism ads or talk about him considering a run for president in 2016.
The telephone survey of 777 voters was taken Aug. 15-18 with an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percent.
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