Christie Has Slight Edge, According To New Polls

Chris Christie

Chris Christie

STATE – Republican Christopher Christie has a slight lead in New Jersey’s gubernatorial race, according to two new polls released on the eve of Election Day.

According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina-based Democratic polling firm, Christie leads Gov. Jon Corzine by six points with independent Christopher Daggett drawing 11 percent. The poll’s margin of error is +/-3.1 percent.


According to another poll by Quinnipiac University, Christie has a two-point lead over Corzine, with 12 percent opting for Daggett and six percent undecided. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 2.5 percent.

The Daggett voters are likely to be the key to this year’s election.

“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 Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “As Chris Daggett’s support started to decline Christie’s went back up.”

In the Quinnipiac poll, nearly four out of ten of Daggett supporters say they might change their mind: 39 percent list Corzine as their second choice, and 29 percent would go for Christie.

Voters will make their choice for real tomorrow at the polls.

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