Nov. 5 - Governor Chris Christie casts his vote on election day in New Jersey, where polls indicate he is headed for a landslide re-election win. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was headed for a landslide re-election win, a first step on what is expected to be a far bumpier path in a likely bid for the White House in 2016. The Republican incumbent leads Democratic challenger state Senator Barbara Buono by 20 points, according to the most recent public opinion poll released by Monmouth University on Monday. Polls close at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT). A strong win by Christie could help solidify his standing in the national Republican Party, showing he can win votes from both parties and reach compromises with Democrats. He is perhaps best known for praising U.S. President Barack Obama for his response to New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy devastated the state last year. Christie's popularity has remained high since the storm swept ashore, causing billions of dollars in damage and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.