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Polls Aren’t Exactly Bouncing Around in New Jersey . . .



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The latest Strategic Vision poll in New Jersey shows . . . well, it’s in line with most of the others:

In a general election match-up between Republican Christopher Christie, Governor Corzine, and Independent Christopher Daggett, Christie led Corzine with 46% to 38% with 8% for Daggett; and 8% 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. When asked if they approved of the President’s handling of the economy, 47% 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. When asked if they approved of the President’s overall foreign policy, 45% approved; 41% disapproved; and 14% were undecided.

I still think that for Christie to be an effective governor, he’s going to need to win by a wide enough margin to show a mandate.


Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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