Incumbent Democratic NJ Governor Jon Corzine Down 13 Points to Republican Challenger Chris Christie … Republican Leads Gov Race in VA


Could the Garden State being turning Red?

The Gubernatorial race in the Garden State is being billed as an Obama referendum. It might just be the Change we can Believe In.” The Gubernatorial races in NJ and VA are being touted as the precursor to the 2010 midterm elections. Republicans are ahead in both races.

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What might just be playing out as the political sign of the times election, Incumbent Democratic NJ Governor Jon Corzine is down big to rival Chris Christie. That battle for the Garden State Governorship has challenger Chris Christie up by 13 points over Jon Corzine in a recent Rasmussen poll.

Republican challenger Chris Christie has regained his 13-point lead over incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine in New Jersey’s closely watched gubernatorial race.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey of voters in the Garden State finds Christie on top 50% to 37%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are not sure.

One has to wonder what the effect of being a Democratic incumbent is in this terrible economy. Also, is Obama having negative coattail affect? The once wonder boy and Obamamesiah may actually be a drag on Democrats in their bid for re-election. Who knew in 6 short months that Obama would be an anchor to his party?

Christie lead by 13 points in June, was down to 7 points in July and now back up to 13. How much can be attributed to the sudden unpopularity of Obamacare and Obama’s sliding poll numbers? And Americans blame Obama for the deficit.

Obama also appears to be aiding Republicans in Virginia as Public Policy Polling has Republican Bob McDonnell has opened up a 51-37 lead over Democrat Creigh Deeds in the race to be Virginia’s next Governor.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Incumbent Democratic NJ Governor Jon Corzine Down 13 Points to Republican Challenger Chris Christie … Republican Leads Gov Race in VA”

    1. rightknight on August 6th, 2009 11:04 pm

      Practically any Sincere Conservative would be a better
      choice for the American Voter. I certainly applaud the
      awakening of the TaxPayers.

    2. Dolf on August 7th, 2009 6:47 am

      The Gubernatorial races in NJ and VA are being touted as the precursor to the 2010 midterm elections. Republicans are ahead in both races.

      let me guess..the gop is claiming this?
      SM: please pay attention to American politics and its history if you want to intelligently comment. The midterm elections are the barometer for the Presidental elections. The off year governor races are the barometer for the midterms.

      That has always been the case. Who is a partisan? This is Poly Sci 101.

    3. Dolf on August 7th, 2009 8:31 am

      what history is that Red?

      the smear and fear tactics starting with that daisy commercial?

      or the more civilised way before that?

    4. Dolf on August 7th, 2009 8:33 am

      yes and when you have a dem president the congress usualy gets rep (or vice versa)

      and after 1 or 2 terms of a party, the other party gets the presidency

    5. JAY on August 8th, 2009 10:57 pm


    6. Scott on August 10th, 2009 11:18 am

      Red – Seriously do not engage this buffoon. He can not be older then 13 years of age.

      It’s called common political history, the way it has always worked in OUR country.

      And with that last comment WTF are you talking about you babbling monkey pile of sh*t? That couldn’t be farther from the truth…PERIOD!

    7. Scott on August 10th, 2009 11:19 am

      Red- the last two sentences in #6 were directed at DOLT…

    8. Dolf on August 11th, 2009 9:04 am

      ah scotts mature language use.

      I would love to say something back..but somehow it doesn’t get posted……

      But I guess its fair and balanced in your book

      cause you are American right…ya clueless idiot

    9. Scott on August 11th, 2009 10:35 am

      clueless? really? who is clueless here? let’s take a vote….

      I’m an American, these are American issues…nobody is on the news at night talking about global economy and how healthcare is going to affect loser Eurocraps like you…you know why because it does not and we don’t give flying sh*t…just like nobody here gives a sh*t about you…well maybe except your bff little jack.

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