Poll gives Clinton edge over Christie in hypothetical presidential matchup

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November 12, 2013, 10:44 am
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(NECN) - An NBC News poll has given an early snapshot of where Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stand in a hypothetical presidential matchup.  
     
According to the results, if the 2016 general election were held today, Clinton would get the support of 44 percent of all adults, while Christie would 34 percent.

Is NBC's Mark Murray joined us for more on the results of the poll.

Murray said the survey shows the Republican Party is divided and that there seems to be a collective unity for Democrats.

He said, “Hillary Clinton is benefitting from a lot of those same demographic factors that helped Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 with that Democratic coalition pretty much holding up.”

He said Clinton is doing very well among young, women and minority voters.

He added that there is a long time to go, with the election about 1,000 days away.

He also said that Christie is not as well-known as Clinton.

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