July 21, 2011 23:00

Bruce Springsteen frontrunner for Governor of New Jersey, poll finds

Hypothetical survey puts The Boss ahead of Republican incumbent Chris Christie

Bruce Springsteen frontrunner for Governor of New Jersey, poll finds

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Bruce Springsteen would romp home to victory if he stood to be Govenor Of New Jersey, a new poll has suggested.

Public Policy Polling's survey put the The Boss ahead of the current Republican incumbent in the US state Chris Christie. Although the pair tied on 42 per cent of the vote, Springsteen came out with much higher favourability ratings.

Reporting the findings on its blog, Publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com, the pollster said it carried out the research "just for fun", adding: "Springsteen has favourability numbers any politician would die for."



Christie claims to be a big fan of Springsteen and says he's seen him live 125 times. He asked the singer to perform at his inauguration as Govenor in 2009, but was knocked back.

Meanwhile, Springsteen is known for being highly political and recently wrote to New Jersey newspaper the Asbury Park Press to voice his views over Christie's budget cuts.

"The cuts are eating away at the lower edges of the middle class, not just those already classified as in poverty, and are likely to continue to get worse," The Boss said.

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