The Sunday New York Times has an article in the Jersey section about the Governor’s race and how boring it has been so far. Okay, point taken. The article has plenty of discussion about the big name Democrats and Republicans who have been in the state to campaign for Corzine and Forrester. The crux of the article is the claim that it’s just not clear how the big names are helping (or hurting) the candidates. But at the conclusion of the article, Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report says that Bush probably hurts Forrester as much as McGreevey hurts Corzine.
First off, like him or not, McGreevey’s public approval rating in NJ is just over 50% the last time I looked. But GWB’s approval rating nationwide is barely 40% and in NJ it’s lower. I don’t think that Corzine should be doing public events with McGreevey and he isn’t. But this race is tight and getting tighter. The Corzine folks should be linking Forrester with Presdident Bush and Vice President Cheney every minute of the day.
That picture of Forrester and Cheney in the NYT today is a nice start. Let’s see more of that.