Two separate polls released this week point to Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being the frontrunners for their respective parties in a mock 2016 presidential race.
In a McClathcy-Marist Poll released Thursday, Clinton is shown leading Christie narrowly, 48 percent to 45 percent with seven percent reportedly undecided.
Though Christie still trails, the same poll conducted back in July had Clinton leading by six percentage points as opposed to the margin of three that she has now.
And a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows Christie ahead of Clinton altogether with 42 percent compared to 41 percent for Clinton.
Both in a hypothetical presidential race and in a Republican primary, both Clinton and Christie far outpace any other Republican candidate, according to both polls.
"It's still two years before they're shivering in the snow in Iowa and New Hampshire, but today, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie and Secretary Hillary Clinton are the hottest prospects for 2016," Quinnipiac polling institute assistant director Tim Malloy said.
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