(ABC NEWS) UNION CITY, N.J. – At his final campaign rally on the eve of his likely re-election, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie smiled Monday when asked about his future.

“The polls are great. I’m happy about them,” Christie told ABC News. “Believe me, I’d rather be up than down.”

A strong finish today, his supporters and strategists believe, will help advance any 2016 presidential aspirations. He demurred when directly asked about a race for the White House, but did not try to knock down the notion.

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