Corzine’s Troubles in New Jersey

by Ryan on September 1, 2009

in Economy,Election 2009,Politics

Seen as a major political bellwether for Obama-ism, the New Jersey Gubernatorial election between Democrat Governor/Obama buddy Jon Corzine and Republican opponent Chris Christie is favoring Christie the week before Labor Day by ten points.  In a recent late-August Quinnipiac poll of 1,612 likely Jersey voters, Christie leads Corzine 47-37

If any incumbent struggles to hit 40 percent around Labor Day, there’s trouble brewing.  Corzine’s ads are terrible and not relevant, he raised the tolls all over the state, winked at the State Police as they shookdown everyone possible with tickets to increase government revenue Corzine already spent, has been part of the anti-business climate which has contributed to increasing unemployment, and as a great example to the kiddies everywhere, nearly died in a car accident a few years back because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt! 

In truth, the numbers are not about people liking Christie, it’s about dumping Corzine, which is fine with me!

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Chris September 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm

I agree with you that at this point, things are looking good for Christie and bad for Corzine, but this still really early. NJ voters don’t start paying attention for about 2 more weeks, thanks to our lack of a network affiliate. The thing that worries me the most is a repeat of 2002′s switch. This time put Cory Booker in for Jon Corzine. Despite Newark’s current state, Cory Booker is a young, charismatic politician who will get the Dems swept up.

Those on the campaign that I have talked to have game played this situation and argue that Obama needs VA more than NJ and will fight harder in the south. Also, many republicans I know think there is no way Corzine will drop out.

The whole scenario is very interesting to think about and having lived here my whole life, nothing surprises me about politics in NJ.

As the election approaches, we need to have our eyes open and in the back of our heads. This election is far from over and desperate times call for desperate measures.


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