Chris Christie is as popular among Democrats as his challenger

The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that the Republican governor enjoys a commanding lead in his bid for reelection:

Christie leads Buono 58 to 25 percent, meaning the governor is further ahead of the state senator than he was in August. When FDU conducted a poll then, Christie enjoyed a 50-26 lead. About 90 percent of Republicans said they’ll vote for Christie, but only 44 percent of Democrats are in Buono’s corner, the poll said.

About 44 percent of Democrats support Christie, who will tangle with Buono in the first of their two scheduled debates tonight.

Among independents polled, 53 percent said they’d vote for Christie.