TRENTON - A new poll affirms Gov. Chris Christie and Cory Booker are in the driver's seat heading toward their fall elections.

The Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll out Thursday finds 50 percent of respondents back Christie, while 26 percent support Democrat Barbara Buono 50-26. That's a 7-point drop for Christie since June, but Buono hasn't picked up much new support.

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In the U.S. Senate race, 50 percent support Booker while 22 percent back Republican Steve Lonegan.

One out of five respondents is unsure who they'll support for governor. Nearly a quarter haven't made up their mind on a Senate candidate.

The special Senate election is Oct 16. The governor's race will be decided Nov. 5.

The telephone survey of 700 registered voters was conducted from Aug. 21-27. It has an error margin of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

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