New Jersey Governor: With a Week to go … Republican Christie 46%, Democrat Corzine 43%


With a week to go, the most recent Rasmussen poll has Republican challenger Chris Christie with a three point lead over incumbent Democrat Governor Jon Corzine. Wow, if Republicans ever pulled off this victory in such an overwhelmingly blue state like New Jersey, the effects would be felt all the way down the Jersey Pike to Washington, DC.

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%).

Here is an interesting bit from the polls with regards to who is certain or likely to show up to vote and who they would support. In an off, off year election, what are the odds that there will be much motivation to vote? Barack Obama is not on the ticket and many of his actions lately have depressed many of those who voted for him in 2008.

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.  

Democrat Jon Corzine might be a casualty of being an incumbent Democrat with a bad economy and high unemployment. How does one win with a 57% unfavorable rating?

Corzine is now viewed favorably by 41% and unfavorably by 57%. Those numbers are unchanged from a week ago.

Christie’s totals are 49% favorable and 49% unfavorable, generally the same as last week.

Posted October 28, 2009 by
Governor Races, Politics, Polls | 10 comments

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    10 Responses to “New Jersey Governor: With a Week to go … Republican Christie 46%, Democrat Corzine 43%”

    1. Greg the mongoose on October 28th, 2009 3:34 pm

      Jon Corzine Taxed his ASS out of office.

    2. megamooo on October 28th, 2009 7:48 pm

      Looking like Virginia and possibly New Jersey?? To all VA and NJ monkeys: stand tall and true and speak your mind!! Now’s your chance…

    3. Dawg1948 on October 28th, 2009 10:09 pm

      I don’t see enough lead here to feel comfortable. If the people of NJ put Corzine the fool back in there they deserve what they get. It is beyond me how people can repeatedly put these crooks back in office.

    4. NewGirlBoston on October 29th, 2009 10:48 am

      Hmnnnnnnnnnnnn.. Seems Red accurately hit upon this little diddy several threads ago:|htmlws-main-n|dl1|link3|

      TREND IS CHANGING BIG TIME O-BOTS! Not even in year 2 of his Presidency….RUT ROH! Trouble ahead for the CHOSEN ONE???

    5. Jason on October 29th, 2009 11:51 am

      there goes red again relying on only rasmussen…..

      why dont you look at all the polls…looks like corzine will pull it off

    6. NewGirlBoston on October 29th, 2009 1:06 pm


      The sad thing about you is, you cannot stand being proven wrong. To be honest, I could really care less about polls. Listen to the people all around you in your every day life, Jason—what do you hear? Observe at what is actually happening and then wait until the PEOPLE have spoken, and the election is over.

      Whether Corizine wins NJ or not—trust me when I tell you that by the time 2012 rolls around- Barack Obama will NOT be re-elected again. If by some stroke of luck or good fortune this is not true, then I’ll eat my hat.

      This is not Rocket Science, Jason! By then, even the mesmerized followers like you will have finally figured it out. President Barack Obama and his adminstration do not know what the hell they are doing!!!!!!!!!!! Correction: There are those in his cabinet with way more experience than he has and would probably do a better job at running our Country than Obama himself. He is in wayyyyyyyyyyy over his head, Jason. Get a clue.

    7. Carpe on October 29th, 2009 6:05 pm

      Paterson declares swine flu emergency in NY

      The executive order obtained by The Associated Press says at least 75 deaths in the state have been attributed to the swine flu.

      “A disaster has occurred throughout New York state, for which the affected local governments are unable to respond adequately,” Paterson states in the order.

      In 2009, 75 deaths due to the flu constitutes a disaster.

      In 1985, it was just another Saturday night in Brooklyn!

      PUBLIC LAW 95-79 [P.L. 95-79] TITLE 50, CHAPTER 32, SECTION 1520 “CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROGRAM” “The use of human subjects will be allowed for the testing of chemical and biological agents by the U.S. Department of Defense, accounting to Congressional committees with respect to the experiments and studies.” “The Secretary of Defense [may] conduct tests and experiments involving the use of chemical and biological [warfare] agents on civilian populations [within the United States].” -SOURCE- Public Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 334. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 91, page 334, you will find Public Law 95-79. Public Law 97-375, title II, Sec. 203(a)(1), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1882. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 96, page 1882, you will find Public Law 97-375.

      After WWII various Nazis were put on trial for war crimes—crimes against humanity. Among the Nazis put on trial were doctors who had performed horrific medical experiments on death camp inmates.

      These doctors tried to excuse their atrocities by claiming that there were no laws that differentiated between what were legal, and illegal, experiments on humans. The Nuremberg Code was drawn up in response to that feeble excuse.

      The Nuremberg Code has ten rules, or points. The first, and one assumes most important point, reads in part:

      1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him/her to make an understanding and enlightened decision.

      When they can get away with injecting chemicals into your system against your wishes, the party’s just about over.


      It is for the military already. It almost was
      this week for NY health care workers, they were
      saved temporarily by court order.

      At first, Baxter International came for my ferret…

    8. super dave on October 30th, 2009 7:57 am

      democrats will be a minority after 2010. then obama will be impeached.

    9. super dave on October 30th, 2009 8:09 am

      i guess #5 feels really good about that yugo with no engine that the taxpayers paid $24,000 for. but i forgot, he’s not a taxpayer.

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