Poll: Christie leads Corzine in NJ gov's race

February 4, 2009 6:38:17 AM PST
A new poll on the New Jersey governor's race finds the best-known Republican challenger leading the Democratic incumbent. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday has former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie ahead of Gov. Jon Corzine, 44 to 38 percent. Three other Republicans are far back.

The election is nine months away.

Christie is buoyed by support of 49 percent of independent voters, compared to 24 percent for Corzine. The poll shows men and white voters break for Christie, while women and black voters prefer Corzine.

Corzine led Christie by 6 percent in a mid-November Quinnipiac poll.

The telephone survey of 1,173 registered voters was taken Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

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On the Net: http://quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml

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