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Christie Opens Six-Point Lead Over Corzine in New Jersey

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After weeks of polls in which New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine had pulled with the margin of error against Republican Chris Christie, he now finds himself trailing Christie 47 percent to 41 percent with 11 percent for independent Chris Daggett and just 2 percent undecided, according to a Public Policy Polling survey conducted Oct. 31 - Nov. 1. The margin of error is 3.1 points.

Christie is benefiting from a 42 to 29 percent lead over Corzine among independents, who make up 20 percent of the sample. Corzine also suffers from having only 72 percent support among likely Democratic voters while Christie enjoys 82 percent support among Republicans. That's one more sign that many Democrats are sitting on their hands, a situation that President Obama tried to rectify with a campaign stop in the state today.

Neither Christie or Corzine do well when it comes to how many voters see them favorably or unfavorably, but as has been the case from the start, Corzine's negatives are much greater.

"For most of the last three months the election had moved more and more in Jon Corzine's direction, but it appears that his momentum stopped about three weeks ago," said PPP's Dean Debnam. "As Chris Daggett's support started to decline, Christie's went back up."

Filed Under: Polls, Governors, Poll Watch

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