Raleigh, N.C. – PPP's newest New Jersey poll finds Chris Christie hard to beat in a hypothetical match up for next year’s Governor’s race when pitted against Democrats Cory Booker, Barbara Buono, Richard Codey, Bruce Springsteen and Steve Sweeney. Booker polled closest to Christie, 14 points behind, compared to former Governor Richard Codey, trailing by 22 points. State Senators Steve Sweeney and Barbara Buono fared worse against Christie than The Boss did, with a 36 point spread for Springsteen, to Sweeney’s 37 and Buono’s 40 point deficit. While the news for Democrats is dismal, it’s not surprising- Christie’s approval has never been higher, at 67%. What is surprising is how he performed among women and Democrats. On the topic of Hurricane Sandy, women approved his handling of the storm 91-8 and Democrats 90-9.