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N.J.: Polls Consistent on Corzine Victory

No fewer than six polls were released over the weekend in the open seat New Jersey gubernatorial race -- all showed Sen. Jon Corzine (D) with a lead over businessman Doug Forrester (R).

Corzine's largest lead was 12 points in a survey done by the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; his most narrow edge was four points in a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll.

Here's a look at the other results:

* Monmouth/Gannett: Corzine 47, Forrester 38.

* Quinnipiac: Corzine 52, Forrester 45.

* Star-Ledger/Eagleton: Corzine 43, Forrester 37.

* WNBC/Marist: Corzine 48, Forrester 42.

The race has become deeply personal in the last week, with Forrester running an ad featuring negative comments about Corzine made by his ex-wife.  The ad doesn't seem to have changed the race appreciably as voters seem dissatisfied with both candidates. 

Remember, a Corzine win sets off a scramble among the House delegation to be appointed for the remainder of his Senate term.  Rep. Bob Menendez (D) seems the most likely choice, but don't discount Acting Gov. Richard Codey or Reps. Rob Andrews, Frank Pallone or Rush Holt.

By Chris Cillizza  |  November 7, 2005; 1:45 PM ET
Categories:  Governors  
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