By Mike DeNardo
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – The latest poll on New Jersey’s race for governor shows a huge lead for the incumbent.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will Major Nor'easter Dump On Your Area?
The Quinnipiac poll puts Governor Chris Christie up nearly two-to-one over State Senator Barbara Buono, with less than three weeks to go before New Jersey’s gubernatorial election. The Republican Christie leads 62-33-percent.
Quinnipiac pollster Maurice Carrol says polls with that wide a margin tend to self-correct on election day:
“The people who are for the leader say ‘ahh, we don’t need to vote. We’ll go shopping today.’ The people who are for the trailing candidate think ‘oh, gee, we don’t want to embarrass him, or in this case, her, so we’ll go out and vote’.”READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: What Happened To Celina Mays, 12 Years Old And Pregnant, 26 Years Ago?
Carroll adds the Democrat Buono also trails among female voters:
“She’s been out in front on women’s issues for years. And yet among women voters, 57-37, Christie beats her.”
The poll also shows Christie with 30-percent of the Democratic vote, while Buono attracts only six-percent of Republicans.MORE NEWS: Major Preparations Underway At Jersey Shore, Philadelphia Region Ahead Of Winter Storm