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Corzine Leads Christie by Five Points in New Jersey
Thursday, October 29 2009

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With less than a week to go before Election Day in New Jersey, a new survey conducted for Stan Greenberg and James Carville's organization Democracy Corps shows Democratic Governor Jon Corzine slightly expanding his lead over Republican Chris Christie to 5 points. Corzine now garners 43 percent of the vote to Christie's 38 percent and independent Chris Daggett's 12 percent. A week ago Corzine led by 3 points. When Daggett voters are pushed to choose one of the two major party candidates, Corzine's lead holds steady at 5 points, 47 to 42 percent.

As Daggett continues to be subjected to Christie's attacks, his negatives continue to rise.  The independent candidate is now viewed favorably by 16 percent of voters, basically unchanged from a week ago.  However, he is now seen unfavorably by 34 percent of voters, up 9 points in the last week.

These results are based on a Democracy Corps survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner from October 27-28, 2009 among 604 likely voters in New Jersey. The margin of error is +/- 4.0 percent. You can find this release as well as the full survey results at

Democracy Corps is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to making the government of the United States more responsive to the American people. It was founded in 1999 by James Carville and Stanley Greenberg. Democracy Corps provides free public opinion research and strategic advice to those dedicated to a more responsive Congress and Presidency.