A new poll shows Sen. Scott Brown in good shape to win another special election if Kerry leaves for the State Department.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the clear favorite for reelection in 2013, with a new poll showing him opening a double-digit lead over the top Democrats in the field, including Newark Mayor Cory Booker. In fact, Christie's polling numbers have swelled in the wake of Superstorm Sandy to the point he would even trounce his childhood idol Bruce Springsteen in a hypothetical matchup.
The poll, released Friday by Democratic firm Public Policy polling, showed that 67 percent of New Jersey voters approve of the job Christie is doing, with only a quarter of Garden State voters disapproving of his performance. That includes 65 percent of independents and even 56 percent of Democrats who have a favorable opinion of Christie, higher than any other governor that the polling firm has surveyed nationwide. Nearly nine in 10 voters approve of Christie's handling of the storm.
That's translated into a strong showing at the polls buoying Christie's reelection prospects. He leads Booker, a rising star in the Democratic Party, 50-36 percent in the polls, while besting former Gov. Richard Codey 53-31, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney 57-20, and State Senator Barbara Buono 60-20.
A new poll suggests Newark Mayor Cory Booker has the edge on incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) in a hypothetical primary match-up.
Fifty-six percent also say the country will be better off in four years, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
The liberal-leaning pollster projected a 2-point Obama victory and put him at the critical 50 percent mark.
Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy has won the race for Senate in Connecticut, according to projections from multiple news sources, keeping the seat in Democratic hands.
Six in 10 voters say the economy is their top issue, according to AP exit poll.
On Election Day, a new poll shows no room in the race between Mitt Romney and President Obama.
Independents are almost split, at 48 for Romney to 46 for Obama.
Obama leads Romney with 50 percent support to 48.5, an edge within the poll's 3-point margin of error.