Christie set up for big win, reelection drawing national attention

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said on Sunday he hopes people take lessons from his expected reelection on Tuesday, a nod to the fact he's created a campaign his supporters see as a model for Republicans to win nationally.

“I think you people look at elections, and they try to discern things from them about what they mean at that moment and what they mean for the future. And I think that what people are going to see is so unusual for what our party has created in the last couple of years that invariably, people are going to draw lessons from it, and I hope they do,” Christie said in an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Though he never lagged in the polls, Christie's campaign says he ran as the underdog, reaching out to untapped voting groups like minorities and women, and campaigning in towns and counties where he won only single digit portions of the vote last election.

A landslide win, and Christie's formula for achieving it in a blue state, will make a compelling argument to GOP primary voters as he gears up for an expected presidential run in 2016.

Four polls out Monday gave Christie a hefty lead over Democrat state Sen. Barbara Buono, ranging from 19 percent to 36 percent among likely voters.

There remains the risk that Christie has set expectations too high — anything less than a high-double-digit margin would be a disappointment for the governor, his supporters privately admit.

Read more on The Hill.