Weigel notes a new poll finding that “Gov. Chris Christie leads probably Democratic opponent Barbara Buono by 35 points, 60-25”:
But legal gay marriage polls about as well as Christie does! Voters now favor it by a 64-30 margin, up from a 53-42 margin one year ago. What was happening a year ago? New Jersey Democrats had given Christie a gay marriage bill, and he’d vetoed it. Gay marriage is way down the issue priority list in the state (1 percent of people say it’s the key factor in their votes) but it’s a wedge issue that Christie chose the wrong side of.