Rasmussen poll: Christie has 8-point lead

Republican Christopher Christie has an eight point lead, 46%-38%, over Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll released today. Christopher Daggett, an independent candidate, is at 6%, with 10% still undecided.

An August 27 Rasmussen poll that did not include Daggett had Christie ahead 47%-36%, with 7% saying they would prefer another candidate.

Rasmussen: “It’s worth noting that other indicators suggest that Christie’s lead might be a bit softer than the eight-point advantage indicates. Results before leaners are included show Christie up by just four points. Among those who are certain how they will vote, Christie leads by six. This suggests that the GOP campaign may be like a baseball team heading into the late innings with a lead but lacking a reliable closer. They’re happy to be ahead but can’t wait for the game to end so they can breathe again.”

A Democratic poll conducted for Democracy Corps, an organization run by James Carville and Stan Greenberg, has Christie ahead by three points, 41%-38%, with Daggett at 10%.

Rasmussen poll: Christie has 8-point lead