June 10, 2009 - Christie Has 10-Point Likely Voter Lead In New Jersey, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Corzine Approval Drops To New Low

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Fresh from his Republican primary victory, former federal prosecutor Christopher Christie leads Democratic incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine 50 - 40 percent among likely voters in the New Jersey Governor's race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This is the first measure of likely voters in this race, a more select group than the registered voters measured in earlier surveys by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Gov. Corzine leads 73 - 19 percent among Democratic likely voters, while Christie leads 88 - 7 percent among Republicans and 56 - 32 percent among independent voters. Men back Christie 55 - 38 percent, while women give the Republican a 46 - 43 percent edge.

All New Jersey registered voters disapprove 56 - 36 percent of the job Corzine is doing, his lowest grade ever and down from a 53 - 38 percent disapproval rating May 20.

Voters say 55 - 37 percent that Corzine does not deserve to be reelected. Democrats say four more years 66 - 25 percent, while he gets an 84 - 9 percent thumbs down from Republicans and a 64 - 28 percent boot from independent voters.

Things have gotten worse in New Jersey since Corzine became Governor, 52 percent of voters say, the highest measure for this grim outlook.

"Don't count Gov. Jon Corzine out just because he trails by 10 points less than five months before Election Day," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "But he certainly has his work cut out for him. Most New Jersey voters say he does not deserve re-election; that things have gotten worse since he became Governor and that personally he is cold and businesslike, not warm and friendly."

"But the numbers on which Corzine must focus are the 19 percent of Democrats who are voting for Chris Christie, Christie's 24-point edge among independents, and the 44 percent who say the Governor is not honest and trustworthy - a high number for a New Jersey politician who has never faced any serious corruption charge. Still the biggest thing Corzine needs is a little improvement of the economy - a factor over which he has almost no control," Richards added.

A total of 67 percent of New Jersey voters are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied" with the way things are going in the Garden State, almost matching the all-time high dissatisfaction rate of 69 percent from June 16, 2006.

By a 36 - 16 percent margin, New Jersey voters have a favorable opinion of Christie, while 46 percent say they don't know enough to form an opinion. Corzine gets a negative 35 - 53 percent favorability, including 26 - 61 percent from independent voters.

Looking at Christie's characteristics, voters say:
  • 48 - 17 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 42 - 20 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
  • 44 - 23 percent that he cares about their needs and problems;
  • 33 - 25 percent that he is warm and friendly, not cold and businesslike. Looking at Corzine's characteristics, voters say:
  • 55 - 39 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 42 - 44 percent that he is honest and trustworthy.
Voters say 49 - 43 percent that he does not care about their needs and problems and say 52 - 29 percent that he is cold and businesslike, not warm and friendly. Voter also say 50 - 44 percent that because of his wealth, Corzine is unable to understand average New Jersey residents.

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 45 percent of New Jersey voters list taxes as the most important problem in the state, followed by 24 percent who list the economy.

New Jersey voters approve 68 - 25 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his highest score so far in the state.

From June 3 - 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,338 New Jersey registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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://ww.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

1. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote? (If undecided q1) As of today, do you lean more toward Corzine or Christie? This table includes "Leaners".
                     LIKELY VOTERS.......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Corzine              40%     7%    73%    32%    38%    43%    34%    72%
Christie             50     88     19     56     55     46     58     18
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      1      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 9      4      8     12      7     10      7     10
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Corzine              57%    44%    35%    40%    30%
Christie             38     45     59     48     59
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      -      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 4     10      5     12      9
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Jon Corzine the Democrat, and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS....................
                                     SMONE   WLDN'T
                     JC      CC      ELSE    VOTE    DK/NA
 
Jun 10, 2009         37      46       1       2      14
May 20, 2009         38      45       2       2      13
Apr 22, 2009         38      45       2       2      14
Mar 12, 2009         37      46       1       2      15
Feb 4, 2009          38      44       2       1      16
Nov 19, 2008         42      36       3       1      18
Sep 17, 2008         42      40       1       1      16
Aug 12, 2008         40      41       1       2      17
 
 
2. Is your opinion of - Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            36%    65%    16%    39%    43%    30%    42%    20%
Unfavorable          16      5     22     14     17     14     15     19
Hvn't hrd enough     46     28     60     45     38     54     42     62
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      1      2      2      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            34%    33%    47%    31%    41%
Unfavorable          13     18     17     12     14
Hvn't hrd enough     52     46     34     55     44
REFUSED               1      2      2      1      1
 
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 12  Feb 4   Jun 10  Aug 12
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2008
 
Favorable            36      33      31      31      31      36      21
Unfavorable          16      11      11       7       7      16       7
Hvn't hrd enough     46      54      56      61      61      46      69
REFUSED               2       2       1       2       1       2       2
 
 
3. Is your opinion of - Jon Corzine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            35%    11%    60%    26%    34%    35%    31%    57%
Unfavorable          53     81     25     61     58     48     59     30
Hvn't hrd enough     10      7     13     11      6     14      8     11
REFUSED               2      2      2      3      2      3      3      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            51%    41%    26%    32%    23%
Unfavorable          36     48     64     53     63
Hvn't hrd enough      9      9      9     14     10
REFUSED               4      2      1      2      4
 
TREND: Is your opinion of - Jon Corzine favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*also 42% on September 17, 2008)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Jun 10
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2008*   2009
 
Favorable            35      37      39      38      41      42      35
Unfavorable          53      51      50      50      49      43      53
Hvn't hrd enough     10       8       7       9       7      11      10
REFUSED               2       4       4       4       3       4       2
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              36%    15%    59%    27%    34%    37%    31%    59%
Disapprove           56     80     30     63     60     51     62     30
DK/NA                 9      5     11     10      5     12      6     11
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              49%    41%    29%    33%    25%
Disapprove           44     51     62     56     68
DK/NA                 7      8      9     11      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as Governor?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 12  Apr 18  Apr 26  Jun 10
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2007    2006    2009
 
Approve              36      38      37      40      51      35      36
Disapprove           56      53      54      50      36      42      56
DK/NA                 9       9       8      10      13      23       9
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              28%    11%    48%    20%    25%    30%    24%    57%
Disapprove           56     75     35     63     65     48     60     36
DK/NA                16     14     17     17     10     22     16      7
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              32%    31%    23%    28%    23%
Disapprove           54     52     60     56     62
DK/NA                14     17     17     16     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 12  Jan 26  Jul 14  Aug 12
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2005    2006    2008
 
Approve              28      28      29      30      44      20      25
Disapprove           56      55      57      53      31      71      59
DK/NA                16      17      14      18      25      10      16
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              44%    26%    64%    39%    42%    47%    42%    59%
Disapprove           36     60     17     38     46     28     41     17
DK/NA                19     15     20     22     12     25     17     24
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              47%    47%    37%    45%    45%
Disapprove           37     34     45     32     37
DK/NA                16     19     18     23     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High approve also 55% on 9/23/1999 & 7/22/1999) (**High disapprove also 38% on 2/4/2009)
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS...
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 12  Jul 27  Feb 20  Apr 22
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2000*   2008    2009**
 
Approve              44      46      47      47      55      39      47
Disapprove           36      37      38      37      22      31      38
DK/NA                19      18      15      17      23      29      15
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              40%    20%    59%    36%    39%    41%    35%    63%
Disapprove           31     50     15     33     41     23     35     11
DK/NA                28     30     26     31     20     36     30     26
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              53%    45%    32%    38%    33%
Disapprove           22     26     42     33     35
DK/NA                25     29     26     29     32
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 12  Feb 4   Feb 20  Jul 9
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2008    2007
 
Approve              40      41      41      41      42      30      31
Disapprove           31      32      32      33      30      31      39
DK/NA                28      27      26      27      28      39      31
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              68%    34%    95%    65%    62%    72%    61%    97%
Disapprove           25     56      3     25     30     21     31      2
DK/NA                 7     10      2     10      8      7      8      1
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Approve              81%    70%    58%    70%    60%
Disapprove           15     23     36     24     28
DK/NA                 4      7      5      6     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS..
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 11  Jun 10  Mar 11  Mar 11
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Approve              68      67      67      61      68      61      61
Disapprove           25      27      24      28      25      28      28
DK/NA                 7       6       9      11       7      11      11
 
 
9. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        3%     1%     5%     2%     3%     3%     2%     6%
Smwht satisfied      29     13     46     24     24     34     26     43
Smwht dissatisfied   34     29     33     37     32     35     33     38
Very dissatisfied    33     56     14     36     40     27     38     13
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      1      1      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very satisfied        2%     4%     2%     2%     3%
Smwht satisfied      31     37     25     27     21
Smwht dissatisfied   45     30     32     35     34
Very dissatisfied    21     27     42     34     42
DK/NA                 -      2      -      2      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (*also 71% on 02/12/1999)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  May 20  Apr 22  Mar 11  Feb 4   Dec 26  Jun 16
                     2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2000*   2006
 
Very satisfied        3       2       2       2       2      10       3
Smwht satisfied      29      33      33      32      29      61      27
Smwht dissatisfied   34      31      29      30      36      21      37
Very dissatisfied    33      32      35      35      32       7      32
DK/NA                 1       2       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
10. Looking ahead to the 2009 election for Governor, do you feel that Jon Corzine deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         37%     9%    66%    28%    36%    38%    31%    64%
No/Does not          55     84     25     64     59     51     61     26
DK/NA                 8      7      9      8      5     11      8     10
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes/Deserves         53%    42%    27%    36%    26%
No/Does not          40     49     65     53     68
DK/NA                 7      9      8     11      6
 
TREND: Looking ahead to the 2009 election for Governor, do you feel that Jon Corzine deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                             DESERVES......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 10  May 20  Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Dec 11  Feb 20
                     2009    2009    2009    2008    2008    2007    2008
 
Yes/Deserves         37      33      34      33      37      44      32
No/Does not          55      54      53      54      51      43      51
DK/NA                 8      13      13      13      12      13      17
 
 
11. Since Jon Corzine became Governor in January 2006, do you feel that things in New Jersey have gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Better                8%     2%    14%     5%     6%     9%     5%    21%
Worse                52     74     33     55     58     47     59     27
The same             38     23     50     35     36     39     33     49
DK/NA                 3      1      3      4      1      5      2      2
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Better               12%     9%     4%    11%     3%
Worse                40     45     62     49     65
The same             45     43     33     35     30
DK/NA                 3      3      1      4      2
 
TREND: Since Jon Corzine became Governor in January 2006, do you feel that things in New Jersey have gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same? (*Low also 8% on March 12, 2009 and April 22, 2009)
                                                            BETTER........
                                                            High    Low
                     May 20 Apr 22  Mar 12  Feb 4   Nov 19  Feb 28  May 20
                     2009   2009    2009    2009    2008    2007    2009
 
Better                8      8       8       9      10      20       8
Worse                49     50      47      45      44      15      49
The same             39     37      42      43      43      62      39
DK/NA                 4      4       3       3       3       3       4
 
 
12. What do you think is the most important problem facing New Jersey today?
                     Tot
 
Taxes Total          45%
 Taxes general       13
 Property tax        31
 Income Tax           1
 
Economy Total        24%
 Economy general      7
 Unemployment/jobs   14
 Cost of living       2
 Business leaving/
Outsourcing           1
 
Budget Total          7%
 Budget general       2
 Budget deficits      2
 Gov too big/Gov
spending              2
 Budget priorities    1
 
Education Total       4%
 Education general    2
 Funding education    2
 
Politicians Total     3%
 Political corruption 2
 Governor/State
  leadership          1
 
Healthcare/ Costs/
 Ins/HMO's            2
 
Drugs                 1
Housing general       1
Environment/Pollution 1
Poor conditions
 roads/highways       1
 
Other                 2%
DK/NA                 4%
 
 
13. Would you say that Jon Corzine - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  55%    36%    75%    48%    53%    57%    51%    80%
No                   39     58     19     45     44     34     43     18
DK/NA                 6      6      5      7      3      9      6      3
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  68%    58%    46%    52%    53%
No                   28     34     48     41     42
DK/NA                 4      7      6      8      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Jon Corzine - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Jun 10  Aug 10  Jun 15
                     2009    2005    2005
 
Yes                  55      60      61
No                   39      18      20
DK/NA                 6      22      19
 
 
14. Would you say that Jon Corzine - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  42%    21%    63%    36%    45%    40%    40%    58%
No                   44     66     26     47     46     43     47     30
DK/NA                13     13     11     17      9     17     13     12
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  56%    46%    38%    43%    31%
No                   37     39     52     43     54
DK/NA                 8     16     10     14     15
 
TREND: Would you say that Jon Corzine - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Jun 10  Aug 10  Jun 15
                     2009    2005    2005
 
Yes                  42      45      50
No                   44      25      26
DK/NA                13      30      24
 
 
15. Would you say that Jon Corzine - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  43%    18%    65%    39%    43%    43%    39%    69%
No                   49     73     27     53     51     48     53     28
DK/NA                 8      9      7      8      6     10      8      3
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  62%    46%    34%    41%    34%
No                   37     46     56     49     58
DK/NA                 2      9      9     10      8
 
TREND: Would you say that Jon Corzine - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Jun 10  Aug 10  Jun 15
                     2009    2005    2005
 
Yes                  43      49      46
No                   49      35      35
DK/NA                 8      17      19
 
 
16. Would you say that Jon Corzine is - warm and friendly or cold and businesslike?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Warm/friendly        29%    13%    46%    22%    27%    30%    25%    52%
Cold/businesslike    52     71     37     54     57     47     56     35
DK/NA                19     16     17     24     16     23     19     13
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Warm/friendly        38%    29%    26%    28%    25%
Cold/businesslike    51     49     54     50     58
DK/NA                11     22     20     22     17
 
 
17. Would you say that Christopher Christie - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  48%    66%    37%    47%    51%    44%    51%    36%
No                   17      9     23     15     19     15     16     25
DK/NA                36     25     40     38     30     41     33     39
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  46%    45%    52%    43%    54%
No                   19     17     18     16     15
DK/NA                35     38     30     41     31
 
 
18. Would you say that Christopher Christie - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  42%    61%    31%    41%    51%    34%    45%    33%
No                   20     13     26     17     20     20     19     26
DK/NA                38     26     42     42     28     47     37     41
 
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  42%    40%    46%    36%    47%
No                   20     21     17     21     19
DK/NA                38     39     36     43     34
 
 
19. Would you say that Christopher Christie - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  44%    66%    27%    47%    49%    40%    47%    28%
No                   23     12     34     20     24     23     21     40
DK/NA                32     22     39     33     27     37     32     32
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  36%    41%    52%    41%    51%
No                   28     24     22     25     20
DK/NA                36     35     27     34     28
 
 
20. Would you say that Christopher Christie is - warm and friendly or cold and businesslike?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Warm/friendly        33%    46%    25%    35%    35%    32%    34%    35%
Cold/businesslike    25     20     31     23     29     21     25     34
DK/NA                42     34     45     42     36     47     41     31
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Warm/friendly        31%    31%    34%    35%    36%
Cold/businesslike    32     25     26     20     24
DK/NA                36     43     41     45     39
 
 
21. Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate for Governor, Jon Corzine or Christopher Christie, do you think would do a better job improving New Jersey's economy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Corzine              36%     7%    64%    28%    33%    38%    30%    67%
Christie             49     81     21     54     56     42     55     22
DK/NA                16     12     15     18     11     20     15     11
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Corzine              52%    40%    26%    39%    24%
Christie             34     46     58     42     61
DK/NA                15     15     16     19     15
 
 
22. Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate for Governor, Jon Corzine or Christopher Christie, do you think would do a better job handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Corzine              36%    10%    62%    29%    35%    37%    30%    65%
Christie             45     77     19     50     52     38     52     21
DK/NA                19     14     20     21     13     25     19     14
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Corzine              53%    39%    27%    37%    26%
Christie             28     41     58     40     56
DK/NA                19     20     15     24     18
 
 
23. Regardless of how you intend to vote, which candidate for Governor, Jon Corzine or Christopher Christie, do you think would do a better job reducing property taxes?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Corzine              22%     5%    40%    14%    18%    25%    17%    47%
Christie             52     79     32     53     60     46     59     30
DK/NA                26     16     27     33     22     29     24     22
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Corzine              29%    24%    18%    22%    16%
Christie             44     49     58     48     62
DK/NA                28     27     25     30     22
 
 
24. As you may know, Jon Corzine is a multimillionaire. Do you think his wealth makes him less able to understand the needs and problems of average New Jersey residents or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  50%    66%    38%    50%    48%    51%    53%    45%
No                   44     27     55     46     50     40     42     48
DK/NA                 6      6      7      5      3      9      5      7
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yes                  43%    46%    49%    55%    55%
No                   53     47     45     37     39
DK/NA                 4      7      6      7      6