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Toplines - New Jersey Governor - September 16, 2009

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New Jersey Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted September 21, 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?

39% Strongly approve

14% Somewhat approve

9% Somewhat disapprove

38% Strongly disapprove

1% 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

24% Somewhat approve

16% Somewhat disapprove

45% Strongly disapprove

0% Not sure

3* 2009 New Jersey Governor’s Race

Candidates for NJ Governor

Chris Christie (R)

48%

Jon Corzine (D)

41%

Chris Daggett (I)

6%

Not sure

5%

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

14%

34%

24%

22%

6%

Corzine

15%

24%

21%

39%

2%

Daggett

1%

27%

20%

7%

45%

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

47% Christie

33% Corzine

20% Not sure

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

46% Christie

29% Corzine

25% Not sure

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

48% Christie

28% Corzine

24% Not sure

8* Does the choice of Loretta Weinberg as for Lieutenant Governor make you more likely to vote for John Corzine, less likely to vote for John Corzine or does it have no impact on your vote?

9% More likely

9% Less likely

77% No impact

5% Not sure

9* Does the choice of Kim Guadagno as for Lieutenant Governor make you more likely to vote for Chris Christie, less likely to vote for Chris Christie or does it have no impact on your vote?

8% More likely

5% Likely

84% Impact

3% Not sure

10* How likely are you to watch at least one of the debates between Jon Corzine and Chris Christie?

60% Very likely

26% Somewhat likely

8% Not very likely

4% Not at all likely

2% Not sure

11* How likely are you to watch at least one of the debates between Loretta Weinberg and Kim Guadagno?

21% Very likely

28% Somewhat likely

36% Not very likely

14% Not at all likely

2% Not sure

12* When in come to how you will vote in the 2009 Election for Governor, which issue is most important….government ethics and corruption, taxes, state services, education or jobs?

23% Government ethics and corruption

40% Taxes

7% State services

12% Education

13% Jobs

2% Some other issue

4% Not sure

13* Is this year’s Governor election more positive than most, more negative than most, or about the same as most recent elections?

6% More positive

24% More negative

68% About the same

2% Not sure

14* Has John Corzine’s campaign been generally positive, generally negative, or somewhere in between?

15% Generally positive
41% Generally negative
41% Somewhere in between

3% Not sure

15* Has Chris Christie’s campaign been generally positive, generally negative, or somewhere in between?

18% Generally positive

35% Generally negative

45% Somewhere in between

2% Not sure

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