Strategic Vision: Corzine job approval at 39%

  No sitting statewide Democrat enjoys what might be called popularity in public office here in New Jersey, according to

 

No sitting statewide Democrat enjoys what might be called popularity in public office here in New Jersey, according to a Friday Strategic Vision poll.

But Republicans continue to carry the dead weight numbers registered by President George W. Bush.

Up for re-election next year, the poll shows Gov. Jon Corzine with an upside-down job approval rating of 39/47%, and 14% undecided.

It also shows Bush running out of room before he bottoms out, with just 15% of voters approving of his job performance, 70% disapproving, and 14% undecided.

In the fall U.S. Senate showdown between Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and his Republican challenger, former U.S. Rep. Dick Zimmer, Strategic Vision gives the incumbent a 48% to 32% edge, with 20% undecided.

Still, Lautenberg’s age – 84 – shows a vulnerability, with 57% of respondents saying Lautenberg’s "too old" to represent New Jersey effectively, while 39% say he’s not too old, and 4% remain undecided.

Lautenberg’s approval rating is 48/40%, with 12% undecided.

In the presidential race, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Il) beats Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), 47-38%, with 15% undecided, according to Strategic Vision, whose research is based on

interviews with 800 likely voters in New Jersey, aged 18+, and conducted July 11-13.

Strategic Vision: Corzine job approval at 39%