There is a big gender gap, even with Christie on the ticket, as men go 46 percent for the Republican slate to 43 percent for the Democrats while women go Democratic 56 – 38 percent. Republicans back their team 87 – 7 percent while Democrats stay loyal 90 – 5 percent. Independent voters are divided: 44 percent Republican and 43 percent Democratic.

“Gov. Christopher Christie is an in-the-spotlight soloist, in Trenton and on the national campaign trail. Would he be content to play second fiddle as vice president? New Jersey voters doubt it. They know their combative ‘Jersey Guy’ Gov and they continue to give him high marks on the way he does his job,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute…

New Jersey voters like President Obama and Gov. Christie best of the four national leaders, giving Obama a 54 – 41 percent favorability rating to Christie’s 53 – 39 percent score. Romney has a negative 35 – 41 percent favorability and Biden gets a positive 41 – 34 percent score.