Gov. Jon Corzine leads Christopher Christie 57%-23% in Essex and Hudson counties, with 11% for Christopher Daggett, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.
In Bergen, Passaic, Union, Middlesex and Mercer counties, Corzine leads by six percentage points, 46%-40%. Daggett is getting 11%.
Christie has a sixteen point lead in northwestern New Jersey – Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties. He leads Corzine 46%-30%, but Daggett received 18% in this region – one of his best in the state.
Christie is strongest in Monmouth, Ocean and Atlantic counties, winning the “shore” region 56%-28% — a margin of 28 points. Daggett, the former state Environmental Protection Commissioner, is at 12%.
In South Jersey, Corzine has a 44%-33% lead over Christie. Daggett is getting 18% in this region too.