Quinnipiac University Poll results released today show that New Jerseyâ€™s Senator Jon Corzine would trounce Richard Codey and the three most likely Republican candidates in the 2005 gubernatorial election in New Jersey.
The poll showed Corzine beating Governor Richard Codey by 40 points and Republicans Bret Schundler (former mayor of Jersey City), Douglas Forrester (former unsuccessful candidate for the Senate seat), and Christopher Christie (Assistant US Attorney, who has not announced his candidacy) by 21, 22 and 27 percentage points, respectively.
Frankly, given the democrat herd mentality in this state, I am not surprised that Corzine easily topped the Republicans in the poll, but Jesus Christ, Richard Codey has had the job for only about 48 hours, and the democrats have already decided that Corzine is the guy.
The result is consistent with Senator Corzineâ€™s 58 percent job approval rating shown in the poll. I wish someone would explain to me the basis for the adulation of this lackluster Senator. Of course, that is a rhetorical question, as I suspect that New Jerseyâ€™s political bosses have the 2005 election well in hand.