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.

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.