Voters likely to participate in the 2009 election for Governor of New Jersey have virtually no idea who is running for Lt. Governor, according to a Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck), Gov. Jon Corzine’s running mate, has upside-down statewide favorable of 9%-11%, with, 80% of likely voters not knowing who she is. Christopher Christie’s running mate, Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno, has favorable of 8%-4%, and 89% of voters are unfamiliar with her.
Frank Esposito, the former Kean University professor and acting president who is running for Lt. Governor on a ticket with Independent Christopher Daggett, has statewide favorable of 6%-3%; 91% of likely voters don’t recognize his name.
Among undecided likely voters, Weinberg’s favorable are 4%-3%, with 92% having no opinion; Guadagno is at 3%-2%, with 95% don’t recognize her.