A Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll says voters aren’t entirely familiar with Jon Corzine’s service as head of one of Wall Street’s largest and most successful investment banking firms. Just 55% know Corzine has Wall Street experience (33% specifically mention Goldman Sachs or say he headed a firm), 22% say they’re aware he worked on Wall Street but are unaware of any specifics, and 18% said the Governor had no Wall Street experience. More than one-quarter of the state’s voters (27%) say they don’t know if he did or didn’t.
Voters are divided on Corzine’s fiscal acumen. “Only 14% of the state rates Corzine’s financial expertise as excellent and another 32% rate it as good. On the other hand, 29% say his proficiency in this area is only fair and 18% call it poor. Some of the variation in opinion may be due to voters’ partisan inclinations – 60% of Democrats rate his financial expertise as either excellent or good, compared to 43% of independents and 31% of Republicans,” the poll release noted.