Daily Archives: August 13, 2009

Corzine and Christie In Tight Race for New Jersey Governor: Corzine Down by 6 points in New Poll

Things are starting to get interesting in New Jersey’s race for Governor.

A new survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for Stan Greenberg and James Carville’s organization Democracy Corps puts Governor Corzine within striking distance of Republican Chris Christie. The survey shows that Corzine now trails Christie by just 5 points in a three-way race and 6 points in a two-way matchup. Christie leads Corzine 40 to 35 percent, with Independent candidate Chris Daggett attracting 10 percent of the vote. In a two-way trial heat, Christie leads Corzine 43 to 37 percent.

As voters learn more about Chris Christie, his negative ratings appear to be rising. His negative ratings are now as high as his positives—32 percent view him favorably, 31 percent unfavorably.

Meanwhile, the Republican brand continues to carry negative connotations in New Jersey. The Democratic Party generates a more positive reaction than their Republican counterparts, receiving a favorable-unfavorable rating of 40 to 39 percent compared to a favorable-unfavorable rating of 29 to 43 percent for the Republican Party.

These results are based on a Democracy Corps survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner from August 11-12, 2009 among 620 likely voters in New Jersey. The margin of error is +/- 4.1 percent.

You can find this release as well as the full survey results at http://www.democracycorps.com/. Democracy Corps intends to conduct polling and release survey data in the New Jersey Governor’s race every two weeks between now and Election Day.

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Bayshore Democratic Club

A meeting of the Bayshore Democratic Club was held last night in the Leonardo section of Middeltown Township.
The Bayshore Democratic Club is comprised of members from the various democratic clubs from the 10 towns that make up northern Monmouth County and is open to their residents: Aberdeen, Matawan, Keyport, Hazlet, Union Beach, Holmdel, Middletown, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Keansburg are towns that comprise the bayshore area.
The purpose of the Bayshore Democratic Club is to discuss issues that effect the northern Monmouth County bayshore area. An issues that effect 1 town along the bayshore, like a wave , has ripple effects that touches all, whether it is traffic, flooding, tourism or development, it effects all who live along the Raritan bay.
There was a very good turn out last night with several towns represented close to two dozen individuals show up and a number of topics were discussed.
One of the more lively topics discussed was use of internet websites and emails to get messages out to the public. It was suggested that due to the economy and expense of advertising in newspapers that do not do an adequate job of covering all the towns along the bayshore, that the use of the internet through tools like email, Twitter and Facebook could be very useful.
The flooding problem in Port Monmouth was discuss and how through the efforts of Middletown Democratic Committeeman Patrick Short, that a solution to the flooding was finally reached for a fraction of the cost estimate of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Other topics that were hit upon include the traffic concerns along Hwy 36 due to the replacement of the Highlands bridge into the Sandy Hook beach, the governors race and how it would impact local races and what Monmouth County has been doing to help the municipalities along the bayshore.
The Bayshore Democratic Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the American Legion post 338, in Leonardo.
If anyone is interested in attending a meeting of the Bayshore Democratic Club you can contact club President Greg Gibadlo at gibadlo@aol.com for more information.

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