Voters like Corzine, but they love Codey

Not wearing a seatbelt and exceeding the speedlimit has not hurt Gov. Jon Corzine's approvals, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University poll released this morning. Corzine has a 58%–28% approval rating among New Jersey voters — up slightly from a March FDU poll.

But Richard Codey, who served as Acting Governor during Corzine's hospitalization, is still the most popular politician in the state: he has a 73%-9% favoribility rating.

"What can you say?" said FDU Prof. Peter Wooley. "People like this guy. If he could sing, he'd be a rock star." Codey had a 66%-19% approval rating for his stint as Governor.

Two-third of New Jersey voters disapprove of proposals to lease the New Jersey Turnpike and the state Lottery.

Voters like Corzine, but they love Codey