Gov. Christopher Christie from neighboring New Jersey does best against Clinton in Pennsylvania, but still trails 50 - 39 percent in a Quinnipiac Poll released Tuesday.
She is at or over the magic 50 percent mark against other Republicans: 50 - 35 percent over Bush; 53 - 34 percent over Paul; 54 - 34 percent over Huckabee; and 54 - 34 percent over former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, the Native Son.
Pennsylvania women are out in force for Clinton, giving her a 57 - 34 percent margin over Christie. Men go 45 percent for Christie and 42 percent for Clinton. Women give Clinton margins of 23 percentage points to 31 points in matchups with other Republicans.
Clinton gets her best favorability rating, 55 - 38 percent in Pennsylvania. Ratings for the Republicans are: Negative 36 - 43 percent for Christie; Negative 30 - 38 percent for Bush; A split 29 - 30 percent for Paul; A split 31 - 30 percent for Huckabee; and Negative 33 - 42 percent for Santorum.
"New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie fares better than other potential GOP candidates against Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania, but despite his 'neighbor' status he is nowhere close to challenging a candidate who is riding a tsunami of support from women," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll."While would-be Republican presidential candidates, even Native Son Rick Santorum, absorb less than stellar favorability numbers, Clinton has the closest thing to rock star ratings a politician can get in America today. Pennsylvania, which just elected a Democratic governor, is shaping up early in the campaign season as the bluest of the Swing States."