A North Carolina-based Democratic polling is asking Democratic voters if they would prefer Newark Mayor Cory Booker or U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch) as their candidate for Governor. The Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey is expected to be released on Thursday.
A PPP poll has Gov. Jon Corzine trailing Republican Christopher Christie, 44%-35%.
Five weeks before the 2002 general election, Democrats switched their candidate after Republican Douglas Forrester took a commanding lead in the race for United States Senator against the incumbent, Robert Torricelli. Corzine said in July that he will not get out of the race.