Election Analysis

From Roll Call’s Stuart Rothenberg: “New Jersey is easy to decipher. Democratic presidential nominees John Kerry and Al Gore carried it by 7 and 16 points respectively, drawing 53 and 56 percent. Jon Corzine drew 53 percent of the vote and won by almost 10 points on Tuesday. In other words, a Democratic state elected a Democratic governor by a ‘normall” Democratic margin.” When strong Doug Forrester ran for the United States Senate in 2002, George W. Bush had an approval rating of 63%, yet Forrester lost to Frank Lautenberg by ten percentage points.

Election Analysis