A poll released today by Rasmussen Reports shows former U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie holding a two percentage point lead over Gov. Jon S. Corzine.
According to the telephone survey, Christie leads Corzine 42 percent to 40 percent, “essentially a toss-up given the poll’s margin of sampling error,” according to Rasmussen. Five percent support some other candidate, and 13 percent are undecided.
The poll says 44 percent of voters approve of the way that Corzine has performed as governor while 54 percent disapprove. Those figures include 12 percent who strongly approve and 32 percent who strongly disapprove. Moreover, 78 percent of Republicans back Christie versus Corzine, who has the support of 66 percent of New Jersey Democrats. A plurality of unaffiliated voters prefers Christie, but 25 percent remain undecided.