The new Democracy Corps (D) poll of New Jersey gives Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine a five-point lead over his main rival, Republican former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie.
The numbers: Corzine 43%, Christie 38%, and independent Chris Daggett 12%, with a Â±4% margin of error. A week ago, Corzine led in the three-way poll by 42%-39%-13%.
When Daggett-supporters are pushed to choose between one of the top two candidates, Corzine’s five-point lead holds steady at 47%-42%. This would suggest that Daggett is taking from both candidates equally at this point, despite a general impression during much of this race that he’s taken more votes from Christie.