While a new Quinnipiac University poll claims that Corzine’s lead is widening to 50-43 (from 48-44 on 9/28), it’s really just confirming the 6-8 point race that other polls have been pointing to for a while. Corzine’s lead among independents is 50 – 38. Both candidates have seen their favorability ratings fall due to the constant stream of negative ads.
Also, the poll finds that Democrats are seen as more corrupt:
By a 50 – 22 percent margin, voters associate the Democratic Party with corruption, rather than the Republican Party.
There’s corruption in the state. Democrats are in power. Those who don’t act deserve the blame for not doing everything to end the corruption. Unfortunately for the good Democrats, most voters aren’t so discriminating – they won’t check each politician’s voting record. We’re still waiting for a complete ban on pay-to-play at all levels. What are they waiting for? Until they do everything in their power (and they are in power) to end the corruption, they are part of the problem, not the solution.
“We ought to ban it from the schoolhouse right to the governor’s chair,” Corzine said in the debate last night. Why hasn’t Governor Codey taken the same position to ban ALL pay-to-play?