Bruce Springsteen was added for fun to poll's list of possible Democratic challengers to Republican incumbent Chris Christie

This article titled “Bruce Springsteen gets poll backing to run for New Jersey governor” was written by Ewen MacAskill in Washington, for The Guardian on Thursday 21st July 2011 18.36 UTC

When Bruce Springsteen wrote Born to Run more than 30 years ago, it is a safe bet that the eventual destination he had in mind in his anthem to youthful hopes was not the governor’s residence.

But a poll suggests he would romp home in a race against the Republican incumbent in New Jersey, Chris Christie.

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