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Christie-Clinton TIED as 2013 ends

We end 2013 with a batch of new poll findings from CNN/ORC International that set a benchmark for national politics in the new year.

Let’s count ‘em down:

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton

are deadlocked

in a hypothetical presidential race with Christie at 48 percent and Clinton at 46 percent.

Clinton, though, leads eight other GOP candidates, the survey found.

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Republicans now hold

a 49 percent to 44 percent lead over Democrats, a dramatic switch from just two months ago when the Democratic Party stood steady with an 8-point lead over the GOP, 50 percent to 42 percent.

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Two-thirds of Americans say
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