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NJ Governor--Corzine 50% Forrester 38%

Survey of 500 Likely Voters

July 14, 2005 

Election 2005

New Jersey Governor

Corzine (D) 50%
Forrester (R) 38%
Other 4%

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July 15, 2005--A month after New Jersey's Republican Primary determined his opponent, Democrat Jon Corzine has built a twelve percentage point lead over Republican Doug Forrester.

Corzine attracts 50% of the vote to 38% for Forrester. Four percent (4%) of voters say they will opt for some other candidate while 8% are not sure.

A month ago, Corzine was ahead by seven points, 47% to 40%.

Forrester is struggling to solidify the support of New Jersey's conservative voters, just 63% of whom currently plan to vote for the GOP nominee. A month ago, he had 74% support from thes voters.

By way of comparison, 83% of liberal voters in the Garden State support Corzine. That's up from 73% a month ago.

Overall, Corzine is viewed favorably by 40% of New Jersey voters and unfavorably by 35%. The numbers for Forrester are 36% favorable and 29% unfavorable.

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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 14, 2005. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Thirty-nine percent of respondents were Democrats, 31% Republican.

Former Governor Jim McGreevey, who resigned last year, is viewed favorably by 33% of New Jersey voters and unfavorably by 54%.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of voters see Forrester as politically conservative while 39% see him as moderate.

Forty-one percent (41%) see Corzine as politically liberal while 37% see him as moderate.

President Bush has a 45% Job Approval rating in New Jersey, slightly below his national Approval Ratings.

In a generic look at Election 2008, 51% of Garden State voters say they are likely to vote for a Democratic Presidential candidate. Thirty-six percent (36%) say they are likely to vote for a Republican.

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This survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports July 14, 2005.  The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.



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