October 14, 2009 - Christie's Lead Is Ultra-Thin In New Jersey Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Daggett At 14%, But 77% Say He Can't Win

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The New Jersey governor's race is going down to the wire as Republican challenger Christopher Christie gets 41 percent of likely voters, with 40 percent for Democratic incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine and 14 percent for independent candidate Christopher Daggett, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 43 - 39 percent Christie lead, with 12 percent for Daggett, in a September 30 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Corzine leads 76 - 11 percent among Democratic likely voters, with 10 percent for Daggett. Christie leads 83 - 8 percent among Republicans, with 7 percent for Daggett, and 41 - 32 percent among independent voters, with 20 percent for Daggett. Independent voters have shifted from 46 - 30 percent for Christie, with 16 percent for Daggett September 1, to 45 - 32 percent for Christie, with 16 percent for Daggett September 30.

While 80 percent of Christie voters and 75 percent of Corzine backers say their minds are made up, only 39 percent of Daggett backers say their mind is made up.

New Jersey voters disapprove 56 - 39 percent of the job Gov. Corzine is doing, still negative, but his best approval rating in months. Independent voters disapprove 62 - 34 percent.

"It's still a nail-biter. Christopher Christie has never given up the lead, but it's been getting slimmer and now it's a dead heat," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Historically, third party candidates fade on election day. Apparently, voters agree. Very few of his backers are committed to independent candidate Christopher Daggett and 77 percent of all voters say he has no chance of winning."

New Jersey voters agree 59 - 35 percent with Christie's claim that Corzine has failed to make enough budget cuts.

Voters also agree 59 - 25 percent with Corzine's claim that Christie is too vague on his budget plans. But voters say 60 - 34 percent that Corzine's claim that Christie wants to drop mandated coverage for breast cancer exams is unfair.

By a narrow 45 - 48 percent margin, voters say Corzine is not honest and trustworthy.

Voters split 42 - 40 percent on whether Christie is honest and trustworthy.

Daggett is honest and trustworthy, voters say 29 - 8 percent, with 63 percent undecided.

"People obviously are listening to the negative ads from both sides. Both Corzine and Christie get a split, at best, on the 'honesty' question," Carroll said.

"Corzine has failed to control the state budget, Christie ads proclaim. Voters agree. Christie is too vague on what he'd do as Governor, Corzine ads proclaim. Again, voters agree.

"The Corzine team obviously likes the mammogram attack on Christie. They keep running it. But New Jerseyans don't like it. 'Unfair,' they say, almost 2 - 1."

In open-ended questions, allowing for any answer, New Jersey likely voters say what they like most and least about the candidates:
  • 6 percent say Corzine's biggest plus is that he is honest/straightforward/sincere;
  • 20 percent most dislike the Governor's record on taxes in general and property taxes;
  • 11 percent most like Christie because he's "not Corzine" or represents "change;"
  • 11 percent say the challenger's biggest negative is that he's "dishonest" or "hypocritical;"
  • 8 percent most like Daggett because he's independent or non-partisan;
  • 6 percent most dislike Daggett because he's a "spoiler."
Christie gets slightly negative 38 - 40 percent favorability, his worst measure so far.

Voters have a 53 - 40 percent negative opinion of Corzine, his best score in months.

For Daggett, 73 percent still don't know enough about him to form an opinion.

From October 7 - 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,264 New Jersey likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and nationally as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, Christopher Christie the Republican, and Christopher Daggett the independent, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Corzine, Christie, or Daggett? This table includes Leaners.
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Corzine              40%     8%    76%    32%    36%    44%
Christie             41     83     11     41     43     39
Daggett              14      7     10     20     17     11
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 5      2      3      8      4      6
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Corzine              57%    46%    30%    44%    28%
Christie             23     40     46     33     56
Daggett              11     11     18     18     12
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 9      3      6      5      4
 
TREND: If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, Christopher Christie the Republican, and Christopher Daggett the independent, for whom would you vote? (If undecided) As of today, do you lean more toward Corzine, Christie, or Daggett? This table includes Leaners.
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1   Aug 11  Jul 14
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Corzine              40      39      37      40      38
Christie             41      43      47      46      47
Daggett              14      12       9       7       8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       -       -       -       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -       -       -       -       -
DK/NA                 5       6       6       6       7
 
                     INDEPENDENT LIKELY VOTERS.............
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1   Aug 11  Jul 14
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Corzine              32      32      30      25      24
Christie             41      45      46      55      54
Daggett              20      16      16      13      13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       -       -       -       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -       -       -       -       -
DK/NA                 8       7       8       7       9
 
 
1a. Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     CANDIDATE CHOICE GIVEN Q1.............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Made up              72%    78%    75%    64%    70%    73%
Might change         27     21     23     34     29     25
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     CAND CHOICE Q1....
                     Corz   Chris  Dagg
 
Made up              75%    80%    39%
Might change         24     20     59
DK/NA                 2      1      2
 
 
1b. (If voting for Daggett in q1) Who is your second choice for governor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     DAGGETT Q1
 
Corzine              33%
Christie             40
Someone else          4
No one/WLDN'T VOTE   13
DK/NA                10
 
 
2. Is your opinion of - Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            38%    72%    11%    39%    41%    35%
Unfavorable          40     14     64     36     37     42
Hvn't hrd enough     20     14     24     22     19     21
REFUSED               2      1      2      3      3      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            23%    37%    42%    33%    48%
Unfavorable          45     40     38     47     31
Hvn't hrd enough     26     21     18     18     20
REFUSED               6      2      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1   Aug 11  Jul 14
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            38      38      41      42      39
Unfavorable          40      38      30      26      20
Hvn't hrd enough     20      22      27      30      40
REFUSED               2       2       2       3       1
 
 
3. Is your opinion of - Jon Corzine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            40%     8%    72%    32%    38%    42%
Unfavorable          53     89     22     57     56     51
Hvn't hrd enough      4      2      3      6      4      3
REFUSED               3      1      3      5      2      4
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            58%    45%    27%    48%    28%
Unfavorable          33     48     64     49     65
Hvn't hrd enough      6      4      6      -      4
REFUSED               3      3      4      3      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Jon Corzine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1   Aug 11  Jul 14
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            40      34      34      37      34
Unfavorable          53      56      57      54      58
Hvn't hrd enough      4       6       6       6       6
REFUSED               3       4       3       2       2
 
 
4. Is your opinion of - Christopher Daggett favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            19%    17%    15%    26%    23%    16%
Unfavorable           7      7     11      4      7      8
Hvn't hrd enough     73     76     74     70     70     75
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            15%    15%    23%    24%    20%
Unfavorable           8      8      8      5      7
Hvn't hrd enough     76     77     69     69     71
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Christopher Daggett favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1   Aug 11  Jul 14
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            19      11       8       4       5
Unfavorable           7       3       4       3       2
Hvn't hrd enough     73      84      87      92      92
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       1
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as governor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              39%    10%    65%    34%    37%    41%
Disapprove           56     87     27     62     60     52
DK/NA                 5      2      7      5      3      7
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              58%    41%    34%    42%    27%
Disapprove           33     54     63     52     70
DK/NA                 9      5      4      6      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as governor?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1   Aug 11  Jul 14
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Approve              39      36      34      36      33
Disapprove           56      58      60      58      60
DK/NA                 5       7       6       6       7
 
 
9a.Regardless of how you intend to vote, what do you - like most - about - Jon Corzine?
                                   LIKELY VOTERS............
                                          CAND CHOICE Q1....
                                   Tot    Corz   Chris  Dagg
 
Doing/Done good job/Good
 track record                       5%    11%     -      2%
Trying hard/Doing best he can       4      7      1      2
 
Experience/Background               3      6      1      -
 
Party/Political Philosophy          5      9      1      6
 
Strong leadership qualities         1      2      1      1
Effective/Gets things done          1      1      -      1
Intelligent/Knowledgeable           2      3      1      1
Offers specific policy proposals    -      1      -      -
Decisive/Good decision maker        1      1      -      -
Business approach                   5      5      4      5
 
Not beholden/Rich/Paid his way      1      1      1      1
Doesn't take salary                 1      1      1      3
 
Cares about NJ/The people/
 Compassionate                      3      6      1      1
 
Honest/Straightforward/Sincere/
 Man of his word                    6     10      3      6
Courageous/Strong/Outspoken/Does
 what he believes is right          1      1      1      -
 
Down to earth/Regular guy           1      1      1      1
Personality/Charisma                1      -      -      4
 
Stand on issues general             -      1      -      -
Education                           5      8      1      4
Budget/Finances                     2      3      1      3
Economy/Jobs                        1      2      -      2
Property taxes                      1      -      -      1
Abortion                            -      1      -      -
Issues other                        3      6      1      4
 
Like EVERYTHING                     1      2      -      -
Like NOTHING                       29      2     56     35
 
Other                               4      3      6      1
DK/NA                              14      7     17     14
 
 
9b. And regardless of how you intend to vote, what do you - dislike most - about - Jon Corzine?
                                   LIKELY VOTERS............
                                          CAND CHOICE Q1....
                                   Tot    Corz   Chris  Dagg
 
Not doing good job/Doing nothing
 for NJ/Bad track record            6%     5%     6%     9%
Hasn't kept promises                5      1      7     10
Typical politician/Insider
 Politician                         1      1      1      3
 
Party/Political Philosophy          3      1      5      3
 
Not a strong leader/Weak            3      4      2      2
Vague on issues/No clear plan       2      2      1      5
Business background/Goldman
 Sachs/ Wall Street ties            2      2      1      1
Bad decision maker/Reckless/Rash    1      2      1      1
 
Running negative campaign           1      1      1      1
 
Doesn't care about NJ/The people    1      1      1      -
 
Not honest/Lies/Can't trust him/
 Hypocritical                       6      2      9      7
Political Corruption/Scandals/
 Above the law                      3      2      3      3
 
Personality/ Arrogant               2      1      2      1
Too wealthy/Can't relate to
 average person/Out of touch        3      2      4      4
Appearance/Weight/Health            -      -      1      -
 
Stand on issues general             1      -      2      2
Education                           1      1      -      1
Budget/Finances/Didn't cut
 spending enough                    6      6      6      9
Economy/Jobs                        2      1      1      5
Taxes/Tax plan                     14     10     19     14
Property taxes                      6      7      6      2
Issues other                        4      6      4      3
 
Dislike EVERYTHING                  3      -      5      3
Dislike NOTHING                     8     19      2      0
 
Other                               4      3      4      5
DK/NA                              11     18      2      6
 
 
10a. Regardless of how you intend to vote, what do you - like most - about - Christopher Christie?
                                   LIKELY VOTERS............
                                          CAND CHOICE Q1....
                                   Tot    Corz   Chris  Dagg
 
Doing/Done good job/Good
 track record                       6%     5%     7%     6%
Fighting corruption                 6      2     10      8
 
Experience/Background               3      2      4      3
 
Party/Political Philosophy          4      1      7      5
 
Not Corzine                         4      1      7      5
Will bring change                   7      2     13      9
 
Strong leadership qualities         -      -      -      1
Effective/Gets things done          1      1      1      -
Intelligent/Knowledgeable           -      -      1      -
Offers specific policy proposals    -      -      1      1
 
Cares about NJ/The people/
 Compassionate                      1      1      1      -
 
Honest/Straightforward/Sincere/
 Man of his word                    5      1     10      1
Courageous/Strong/Outspoken/Does
 what he believes is right          1      1      1      -
 
Down to earth/Regular guy           1      1      1      2
Personality/Charisma                1      1      -      -
 
Stand on issues general             1      1      2      -
Crime                               1      -      1      1
Budget/Finances                     1      -      3      -
Taxes/Tax plan                      4      1      9      1
Property taxes                      1      -      3      -
Women's issues                      1      -      1      1
Abortion                            -      1      -      1
Issues other                        2      1      2      2
 
Like EVERYTHING                     -      -      -      -
Like NOTHING                       21     40      2     31
 
Other                               4      4      4      4
DK/NA                              22     34      8     16
 
 
10b. And regardless of how you intend to vote, what do you - dislike most - about - Christopher Christie?
                                   LIKELY VOTERS............
                                          CAND CHOICE Q1....
                                   Tot    Corz   Chris  Dagg
 
Not doing good job/Doing nothing
 for NJ/Bad track record            1%     1%     1%     3%
Hasn't kept promises                -      -      1      -
Typical politician/Insider
 Politician                         3      3      4      1
 
Lack of experience                  2      2      2      1
 
Party/Political Philosophy          6      6      3     12
Ties to Bush                        1      2      -      3
 
Not a strong leader/Weak            1      1      1      1
Vague on issues/No clear plan       5      4      6      6
 
Running negative campaign           4      3      4      4
Running weak campaign               2      1      4      1
 
Doesn't care about NJ/The people    -      -      -      1
 
Not honest/Lies/Can't trust him/
 Hypocritical                      11     16      5     16
Political Corruption/Scandals/
 Above the law                      5      4      3     14
 
Personality/Arrogant                2      3      1      5
Too wealthy/Can't relate to
 average person/Out of touch        -      -      -      1
Appearance/Weight/Health            3      1      6      1
 
 
Stand on issues general             2      4      -      1
Education                           2      2      -      2
Economy/Jobs                        -      -      -      1
Taxes/Tax plan                      1      -      1      1
Women's issues                      1      2      -      1
Abortion                            1      1      1      -
Issues other                        5      7      3      2
 
Dislike EVERYTHING                  2      3      -      1
Dislike NOTHING                    12      4     24      2
 
Other                               5      7      5      5
DK/NA                              22     21     22     13
 
 
11a. Regardless of how you intend to vote, what do you - like most - about - Christopher Daggett?
                                   LIKELY VOTERS............
                                          CAND CHOICE Q1....
                                   Tot    Corz   Chris  Dagg
 
Experience/Background               -      -      -      1
 
Party/Political Philosophy          1      -      1      3
Independent/Non partisan/No
 party ties                         8      6      6     25
 
Will bring change                   3      1      1     15
 
Intelligent/Knowledgeable           1      1      1      1
Offers specific policy proposals    3      2      2      9
 
Running positive/Good
 campaign                           -      -      -      1
 
Cares about NJ/The people/
 Compassionate                      1      1      1      1
 
Honest/Straightforward/Sincere/
 Man of his word                    4      3      2     10
Courageous/Strong/Outspoken/Does
 what he believes is right          1      1      -      1
 
Down to earth/Regular guy           1      -      1      2
Personality/Charisma                1      -      1      -
 
Stand on issues general             1      -      1      3
Economy/Jobs                        -      -      -      1
Taxes/Tax plan                      1      -      1      5
Property taxes                      1      -      2      3
Issues other                        1      1      -      1
 
Like EVERYTHING                     -      -      -      1
Like NOTHING                        2      2      2      1
 
Other                               2      1      2      4
DK/NA                              68     81     73     12
 
 
11b. And regardless of how you intend to vote, what do you - dislike most - about - Christopher Daggett?
                                   LIKELY VOTERS............
                                          CAND CHOICE Q1....
                                   Tot    Corz   Chris  Dagg
 
Typical politician/Insider
 Politician                         -      -      -      1
 
Lack of experience                  2      1      1      9
 
Can't win/Spoiler                   6      3      9      5
 
Party/Political Philosophy          1      1      -      3
 
Not a strong leader/Weak            -      -      -      1
Vague on issues/No specific plan    1      1      -      2
 
Running weak campaign               1      1      1      3
 
Doesn't care about NJ/People        -      1      -      -
 
Stand on issues general             -      -      -      1
Education                           -      -      -      1
Taxes/Tax plan                      1      1      1      2
Issues other                        -      -      -      1
 
Dislike EVERYTHING                  -      1      -      -
Dislike NOTHING                     8      5      7     23
 
Other                               2      2      2      6
DK/NA                              75     83     77     44
 
 
12. Would you say that Jon Corzine is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  45%    18%    69%    41%    47%    42%
No                   48     74     24     51     48     48
DK/NA                 7      8      7      7      5     10
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  59%    51%    37%    46%    31%
No                   34     42     54     44     63
DK/NA                 7      6      9     10      6
 
TREND: Would you say that Jon Corzine is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1   Oct 19  Sep 28
                     2009    2009    2009    2005    2005
 
Yes                  45      44      40      53      55
No                   48      45      51      29      25
DK/NA                 7      11      10      18      20
 
 
13. Would you say that Christopher Christie is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  42%    69%    20%    44%    48%    36%
No                   40     16     60     39     39     41
DK/NA                18     15     21     17     13     23
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  36%    44%    47%    33%    46%
No                   38     40     33     50     39
DK/NA                26     17     20     17     15
 
TREND: Would you say that Christopher Christie is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS........
                     Oct 14  Sep 30  Sep 1
                     2009    2009    2009
 
Yes                  42      37      44
No                   40      36      31
DK/NA                18      27      25
 
 
14. Would you say that Christopher Daggett is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  29%    28%    23%    36%    35%    24%
No                    8      8      9      5      9      7
DK/NA                63     64     68     59     56     70
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  22%    25%    32%    35%    32%
No                    6      5      7      6     15
DK/NA                72     70     61     59     53
 
 
15. If Jon Corzine is reelected governor, do you think property taxes will go up, go down, or stay about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Go up                62%    86%    43%    64%    63%    61%
Go down               5      1     11      1      5      4
Stay about same      30     11     42     32     28     31
DK/NA                 3      3      4      3      3      3
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Go up                46%    60%    71%    60%    69%
Go down               7      5      2      9      2
Stay about same      41     30     26     28     28
DK/NA                 6      5      1      3      2
 
TREND: If Jon Corzine is reelected governor, do you think property taxes will go up, go down, or stay about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 14  Sep 30
                     2009    2009
 
Go up                62      61
Go down               5       3
Stay about same      30      32
DK/NA                 3       4
 
 
16. If Christopher Christie is elected governor, do you think property taxes will go up, go down, or stay about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Go up                35%    18%    51%    34%    33%    38%
Go down              16     29      7     16     18     15
Stay about the same  40     45     32     43     43     37
DK/NA                 8      7     10      7      7     10
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Go up                34%    35%    37%    38%    34%
Go down              13     18     13     15     21
Stay about the same  36     41     47     36     39
DK/NA                17      7      4     11      7
 
TREND: If Christopher Christie is elected governor, do you think property taxes will go up, go down, or stay about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS
                     Oct 14  Sep 30
                     2009    2009
 
Go up                35      34
Go down              16       9
Stay about same      40      46
DK/NA                 8      11
 
 
17. If Christopher Daggett is elected governor, do you think property taxes will go up, go down, or stay about the same?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Go up                22%    19%    25%    21%    23%    20%
Go down              11     13     11     11     14      8
Stay about the same  32     30     28     39     36     29
DK/NA                35     39     36     29     27     42
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Go up                21%    17%    30%    20%    23%
Go down               4     13      8     15     12
Stay about the same  37     32     34     27     32
DK/NA                38     38     28     38     33
 
 
18. Christopher Christie says Jon Corzine has failed to make enough budget cuts. Do you agree or disagree?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Agree                59%    83%    33%    68%    63%    54%
Disagree             35     12     59     27     32     38
DK/NA                 6      5      8      5      5      8
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Agree                41%    56%    66%    56%    68%
Disagree             48     37     28     37     28
DK/NA                11      7      5      7      5
 
 
19. Jon Corzine says Christopher Christie is too vague on his budget plans. Do you agree or disagree?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Agree                59%    42%    70%    62%    65%    53%
Disagree             25     44     13     24     23     27
DK/NA                16     15     17     14     12     20
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Agree                60%    57%    62%    61%    57%
Disagree             17     28     22     25     29
DK/NA                23     16     16     14     14
 
 
20. Some people say that Christopher Daggett has no chance of winning the election for governor because he is a third-party candidate. Do you agree or disagree?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Agree                77%    83%    79%    75%    84%    71%
Disagree             19     14     18     21     14     24
DK/NA                 3      3      3      3      2      5
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Agree                67%    81%    78%    71%    82%
Disagree             26     15     19     26     14
DK/NA                 7      3      3      2      3
 
 
21. Jon Corzine has accused Christopher Christie of wanting to drop mandated coverage for breast cancer exams. Do you think this is a legitimate campaign issue or an unfair attack?
                     LIKELY VOTERS.........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Legitimate issue     34%    16%    53%    28%    32%    35%
Unfair attack        60     79     40     64     61     59
DK/NA                 7      4      7      7      7      6
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Legitimate issue     41%    40%    23%    36%    26%
Unfair attack        48     55     69     58     67
DK/NA                11      4      8      6      6