Corzine has narrow lead over Christie in new poll

Gov. Jon Corzine has a 43%-40% approval rating and leads Republican Christopher Christie 36%-32%, according to a new Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll released this morning. Corzine leads three other potential Republican candidates: Steve Lonegan 45%-29%, Rick Merkt 41%-27%, and Brian Levine 43%-27%.

More than six out of ten New Jersey voters (61%) say that Corzine should release his personal e-mails with Carla Katz just to “clear the air,” while just 29% believe he should keep them private. 35% of voters say they are less likely to vote for Christie because he served in George W. Bush’s administration, while 14% say more likely. It makes no difference to half the voters.

Click here to read the Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll. Corzine has narrow lead over Christie in new poll