Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rasmussen: Christie Up 46-43 in NJ

Well, so much for that dubious poll that had Jon Corzine leading Chris Christie by nine points. That poll, of course, led many to declare Corzine the winner already.

So how does that one show a 12-point difference from today's Rasmussen poll?
With just a week to go in New Jersey’s closely contested race for governor, Republican Chris Christie holds a three-point advantage over incumbent Democratic Governor Jon Corzine.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Jersey show Christie with 46% of the vote and Corzine with 43%. While the margin is little changed from a week ago and the week before, the biggest news may be that support for independent candidate Chris Daggett has dropped four points to seven percent (7%). The number of undecided voters is down to four percent (4%).

The decline in support for Daggett comes in a week when several state newspapers endorsed Christie or Corzine, but none followed The (Newark) Star-Ledger’s lead and came out in favor of the independent candidate. Additionally, Christie began a new ad campaign linking Corzine and Daggett.

Christie leads by eight points among those who are certain they will show up and vote. A week ago, he was up by five among that group. Christie’s supporters are also less likely to say they might consider voting for someone else.

Corzine does better among voters who might not make it to the polls. That's one reason President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other Democratic Party luminaries are spending time in the Garden State in hopes of encouraging turnout.
So Christie's voters are more likely to show up? You know what this means, don't you? Expect a swarm of SEIU and ACORN thugs to fire up those buses to bring in all those needed votes.

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