Polls Closed in New Jersey … Let the Counting Begin for Governors Race: Christie & Corzine


The polls have closed in the Garden State … will it be incumbent Jon Corzine or will Republican challenger Chris Christie win New Jersey’s Governorship? The last Rasmussen poll prior to the election had Christie with a 3% point lead over Corzine, 46% – 43%.


Corzine – Christie

CNN is stating that 6 in 10 NJ voters said in exit polling that President Barack Obama had no effect on their vote in this off-year gubernatorial election. It’s nice of CNN to provide cover for The One. However, the fact of the matter is that anger and frustration with the economy, deficits, unemployment and Obamacare are fueling the 2009 off year election. No one can say that this is nor in part a result of Obama’s first year in office and his socialist agenda.

This could be some real bad news for Corzine and Obama who is not watching the election results tonight … according to NRO, there was higher turnout in Republican and swing districts than in Democrat ones. It would make sense that an enraged and motivated voter would turn out as a vote against Corzine rather than an apathetic one.

Exit poll: Economy concerns New Jersey voters most

Nearly a third of the voters heading to the polls in this off-year election pitting Democratic Gov. John Corzine against Republican Chris Christie, 31 percent, said the economy was the most important issue, while 26 percent said property taxes, 20 percent indicated corruption and 18 percent identified health care.

UPDATE I: With 29% of Precincts reporting, Christie 50% – Corzine 43%

Say what you will about the exit polling and that Obama was not a factor. How does a sitting President who won election one year ago by 15% points in NJ and campaigned numerous times for Corzine down the stretch have Corzine down or in any form of a close race?

UPDATE II: Independents could play huge role in NJ Governors Race

In New Jersey, Republican Chris Christie took 58 percent of the independent vote while incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, got only 31 percent . Independent candidate Chris Daggett got just 9 percent of the independent vote. Independents made up 28 percent of the voters in New Jersey race.

Oh, but wait that’s right … team player Barack Obama is not watching the election results tonight.  Then again as Wizbang states, Obama claimed to not know anything about the tax day tea parties either. Nor did The One follow the ACORN scandal closely.

UPDATE III: FOX NEWS Calls NJ Governors Race for Republican Chris Christie!!!

We had said the other day that if Independent Daggett polled 6% to 7%, that Corzine would be in trouble. Turns out to be true. Daggett received 5% of the vote and Corzine is now out as NJ Governor.

CNN Projects Christie WINNER as well


Posted November 3, 2009 by
Governor Races, Politics | 15 comments

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    15 Responses to “Polls Closed in New Jersey … Let the Counting Begin for Governors Race: Christie & Corzine”

    1. Tamikosmom on November 3rd, 2009 10:50 pm

      FOXNews.com – November 03, 2009
      Christie Wins New Jersey Race for Governor

      Republican Chris Christie is the winner of the New Jersey gubernatorial race, beating incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, Fox News projects.


    2. Tamikosmom on November 3rd, 2009 11:05 pm

      GOP coasts to a win in Virginia governor’s race
      MCT News Service
      November 3, 2009

      NEWPORT NEWS, Va. Republican Bob McDonnell swept to an easy victory Tuesday night and will become Virginia’s 71st governor, marking a reversal of fortunes for his party in the state.


    3. Tamikosmom on November 4th, 2009 12:14 am

      If this Canadian drank anything stronger than green tea … I would be tipping my glass right now.

      My youngest son’s Dutch American inlaws who reside just on the other side of the border are so excited.




      – November 03, 2009
      Republicans Win Two Governor’s Races, Democrat Takes New York Congressional Race

      Republican Chris Christie beats incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey; Republican Bob McDonnell trounces Democrat Creigh Deeds in Virginia.


    4. Buster on November 4th, 2009 12:52 am

      The smile on my face is so wide if I where wearing lipstick it would be all over my EARS !!!

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    8. Blink on November 4th, 2009 9:22 am

      Woot Woot!!

      I am a NJ resident, and this state has done everything in it’s power to incent us to leave it.

      A step in the right direction-


    9. flutter1 on November 4th, 2009 9:32 am

      At last, change I can believe in!

    10. super dave on November 4th, 2009 10:03 am

      this should be evidence that the change we got was not the change we needed. not even one year in office and the country is tired of obama.

    11. NewGirlBoston on November 4th, 2009 12:51 pm

      #10. Dave…Not so sure that it’s so much a case of America being “tired” of the Obamasiah already as it is that the millions who voted for him erroneously are beginning to realize they got sold up the river! His promises and lies are coming undone but in the end it is Barack Obama’s face of fradulent experience that will bring about his own demise.

      Any intelligence or other seasoned Veterans in his Cabinet can only carry him, his mistakes and his ego so far. The American public is growing impatient and scratching their heads now….by 2012 they will all be bald!!!!!!!!!

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