Poll: Christie Up By Five In New Jersey

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Another poll from New Jersey has Democratic Jon Corzine trailing his Republican opponent, former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie — though it’s not as bad as the Quinnipiac poll with Christie up by 10 points.

The new Fairleigh Dickinson University poll has Christie with 47% to Corzine’s 42%, with a ±4% margin of error. This is not significantly changed from the previous FDU poll from two months ago, which had Christie up by 45%-39%.

The pollster’s analysis finds that Christie has locked up 85% of Republicans, while Corzine only has 73% of Democrats in this reliably blue state: “The Republican appears to be in pretty good shape headed into Labor Day. The question is whether he has peaked while Corzine still has voters to win over.”

Late Update: Corzine campaign spokesperson Lis Smith gives us this comment: “The FDU poll and a variety of other public polls show that the Governor’s message is beginning to resonate. New Jersey residents will have a very clear choice in November between a candidate that is working to get the state back on the right financial track and a candidate that has never created a job and has no plans to do so now.”

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