ATLANTA, Ga.– Republican Chris Christie leads Gov. Jon Corzine 46% to 38% in a recent poll by Strategic Vision, LLC, an Atlanta-headquartered public relations and public affairs agency. Independent Christopher Daggett trails with just 8%, with another 8% undecided.
“Christie’s support declined slightly since our July poll,” said Johnson. “But what is significant is that Corzine’s support did not increase, rather support for Daggett and undecideds increased. This indicates that despite the onslaught of negative press and Democratic attacks that Corzine is unable to move the needle. His only hope is that Daggett polls between 15% to 20% on Election day.”
When asked if they approved or disapproved of Corzine’s job performance, 37% approved; 54% disapproved; and 9% were undecided.
The results of the poll showed that 48% of those polled approved of President Barack Obama’s overall job performance; with 43% disapproving; and 9% undecided. Broken down by issues, 47% approved of the President’s handling of the economy, approved; 48% disapproved; and 5% were undecided.
When asked if they approved or disapproved of how President Obama is handling health care, 43% approved; 49% disapproved; and 8% were undecided. On the issue of Iraq, the poll found 48% approved of the President’s handling of the war; with 40% disapproving; and 12% undecided. On the issue of Afghanistan, the poll found 42% approved of the President’s handling of the war; with 43% disapproving; and 15% undecided.
“This is the first time since we began polling on President Obama that his support has been below the 50% mark,” said David E. Johnson, CEO of Strategic Vision, LLC. “What is driving these numbers is the economy and health care. The biggest movement among voters is among Independents who now disapprove of the President.”
Strategic Vision, LLC is an Atlanta-headquartered public relations and public affairs agency. Results are based on telephone interviews with 800 likely voters in New Jersey, aged 18+, and conducted Sept. 18-20 by telephone. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.
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