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New Jersey Governor 2009: Incumbent Jon Corzine (d) May Be In Trouble

Posted Nov 20, 2008 at 1:17 AM
Maurice Berger, Political Director, PollTrack

Incumbent New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine may have a tough time in his reelection bid next year. According to a new Quinnipiac survey, Gov. Jon Corzine (D) leads U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie (R), 42% to 36% among registered voters. Additionally, more than half of registered voters in New Jersey (51% to 37%) say that the Democrat does not deserve to be reelected.

POLLTRACK in 2009: What Lies Ahead On Our Website

Posted Oct 29, 2008 at 3:05 AM
PollTrack Election Watch

Election 2008 was just the beginning of our new website. In the two weeks following the election, we will provide comprehensive analysis on how things turned out and why as well as voter, political, and cultural reaction to the election. Starting in mid-November, we plan a range of coverage--including continuation of Voices on the Ground, our page where voters speak their minds and serve as our eyes and ears, and Writing on the Wallour page for analysis, opinion, and debate in both national and local contexts. On these pages we will cover the transition of the new president and congress, inaugural events, and local reactions to the new president as well as the way political and cultural events of 2009 impact on voters. Tracking the Nation on our homepage will continue to chart a range of data about the state of the nation. And on our new page, Tracking the Nation Map and Blog, PollTrack Political Director, Maurice Berger, will offer daily updates on voter reactions to the transition and inauguration of the new president and administration as well as local initiatives, referendums, elections, and special elections (e.g. vacated congressional seats) of 2009--providing analysis of the state of these races on the ground as well as ongoing poll averages, from the campaign for mayor and other citywide offices in New York City and Los Angeles to the Governor's race in New Jersey. This page will also have a national map and chart that will allow visitors to track analysis for each state as well as the polling averages for 2009 races and ballot initiatives. We will look at the approval ratings, the implications of special and scheduled elections, and other "on the ground" markers of success for the new administration. And next fall, PollTrack will be up and running with our comprehensive coverage of the national cycle in 2010, US Senate Map and House Chart Map and Blog--with maps, polling averages, charts, and an ongoing blog by our political director on all of the key races, including all competitive US Senate and House elections to Governor's races and other local elections.