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Toplines - New Jersey Governor - August 25, 2009

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New Jersey Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted August 25, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

35% Strongly approve

20% Somewhat approve

9% Somewhat disapprove

35% Strongly disapprove

0% Not sure

2* How would you rate the job Jon Corzine has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

14% Strongly approve

21% Somewhat approve

24% Somewhat disapprove

41% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* 2009 New Jersey Governor’s Race

Candidates for NJ Governor

Without Leaners

With Leaners

Chris Christie (R)

47%

50%

Jon Corzine (D)

36%

42%

Some Other Candidate

7%

2%

Not sure

11%

7%

4* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

Candidate

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Christie

11%

37%

32%

19%

2%

Corzine

13%

23%

25%

36%

2%

Weinberg

4%

13%

15%

10%

57%

Guadagno

5%

13%

12%

7%

63%

8* If Barack Obama campaigns for Jon Corzine in New Jersey this fall, will that help Corzine, hurt Corzine or have no impact?

39% Help
19% Hurt
38% No impact
4% Not sure

9* Which gubernatorial candidate do you trust more on taxes....Chris Christie or Jon Corzine?

48% Christie

28% Corzine

24% Not sure

10* Okay…which candidate do you trust more to cut government spending?

49% Christie

23% Corzine

28% Not sure

11* Fine…which candidate is more likely to crack down on government corruption…Chris Christie or Jon Corzine?

47% Christie

25% Corzine

28% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence