Poll: Christie still ahead, but by less

September 13, 2009 8:58:25 AM PDT
A new poll finds Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine narrowing Republican Chris Christie's lead in New Jersey's gubernatorial race. Forty-seven percent of likely voters surveyed in the Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll out Sunday supported Christie, while 39 percent favored Corzine and 5 percent backed independent Chris Daggett.

Christie's 8-point advantage is in line with other recent polls, but also portrays a tighter race than a month ago, when the same pollsters found Christie was 14 points ahead. And most respondents in the new poll don't believe either candidate has given a clear idea of what he'd do as governor.

The latest poll of 752 registered voters was conducted between Sept. 8-10. It has an error margin of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

Voters go to the polls Nov. 3 to decide the race.