Chris Christie Looking Over His Shoulder at Newark Mayor Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Cory Booker—a 43-year-old Democrat with a heavy presence on Twitter and a knack for besting Chris Christie—is reportedly within striking distance of the New Jersey Governor’s job just a year out from the race. While 52 percent of voters in Jersey think that Christie deserves a second term, he only leads Booker 46-42 in a poll of the hypothetical 2013 ballot. For now, though, Christie can rest his head on the Quinnipiac poll that shows 56 percent of people in The Jerz think highly of his job performance. []