Blue state optimism

Before Republicans become too optimistic over Governor Jon Corzine’s upside-down approval numbers, they should recall that James Florio — arguably the most unpopular Governor in state history — came within 26,000 votes of winning re-election to a second term in 1993. And Brendan Byrne, maybe the second most unpopular Governor, was re-elected in 1977 after getting just slightly more than 20% of the vote in the Democratic primary.

Blue state optimism