Cryan heartened by poll numbers showing closer race

State Democratic Party Chairman Joe Cryan this morning said Republican Chris Christie’s narrowed lead in the latest Quinnipiac University Poll shows a candidate who’s failed to gain traction against incumbent Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine.

“Folks have taken a look at him and don’t like him,” saidCryan, referring to Christie’s 38-38% favorable/unfavorable rating, whichis nonetheless stillbetter than the governor’s upside-down (34-56%) numbers on that front, according to Quinnipiac.

“We’re happy,” said the state party chairman.

Regarding tight battlefronts in Mercer, Bergen, Union and Mercer, Cryan said, “Democrats in this state have a history of breaking late. It’s nothing we haven’t expected.”

Cryan heartened by poll numbers showing closer race