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NJ: Christie Dominates Corzine By 14%

As law students across the country start their Bar Exams today, the latest poll from Public Policy Polling shows a huge lead for Republican Chris Christie over the failed Democratic Governor Jon Corzine.

GOVERNOR – NEW JERSEY (PPP)
Chris Christie (R) 50%
Jon Corzine (D-inc) 36%

This poll was done July 24-27 among 552 likely voters. Why is it I still don’t feel confident that the GOP is actually going to pull this one off.

Posted by Dave at 12:32 pm
Filed under: 2009 Governor | Comments (105)

105 Responses to “NJ: Christie Dominates Corzine By 14%”

  1. Gary Maxwell says:

    And its PPP who always finds more Ds than show up at the polls. Corzine is not only toast, he is burnt.

  2. GPO says:

    you dont feel comfortable because the dems will prob puul the old switcheroo- having said that Christie will probably beat any replacement, just not by as much

  3. Gary Maxwell says:

    Christie was on Squawk Box this morning and seems to be a very amenable, articulate and thoughtful guy. Probably the next governor of NJ.

  4. Eph Rove says:

    “Why is it I still don’t feel confident that the GOP is actually going to pull this one off.”

    BILL FRIGGIN BRADLEY~~~~~

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

  5. Darrell says:

    I still have no confidence in this race…someone last week used the analogy of Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown at the last second. This early, Lucy is sitting there holding her finger on the ball, and NJ seems like a sure thing. We are running confidently toward the ball…Lucy is holding really still…seems like we are going to kick it this time…

  6. Brandon says:

    Christie leads 50-33 among Hispanics. With numbers like that Corzine has ZERO chance.

  7. Phil says:

    The only question here is when – not if – Corzine will be rotated off the ballot.

    There us a long track record here. By mid September Corzine is replaced on the ballot. Book it.

  8. Hellbelly says:

    …..there’s no one in NJ with the stature to pull off the switchero on short notice.

  9. Hellbelly says:

    …people knew Lautenberg….there’s no one with his level of recognition to simply parachute into this race.

  10. Bobby says:

    The time has passed for the switch….August is it, then it is time for the heavy campaigning. You can’t define yourself in 2 months at that point.

  11. Brandon says:

    And plus, doing it twice in a 7 year period won’t go over well, especially after the latest corruption mess.

  12. AlN says:

    Has anyone seen the bumper sticker that says:
    “Al Qaeda’s Favorite Dates:
    9/11/01 and 11/4/08”

    Do you know where/how I can get one?

  13. Gary Maxwell says:

    You are also forgetting that Cozine, being a former GS poohbah, is possessed of an outsized ego. He wont resign regardless of what someone in the party would counsel. He will go down with the ship, or die fighting. It works to our advantage this go around.

    How they ever got Bunning to resign is beyond me, but dont expect that to happen here. Bunning was only a Cy Young winner, Corzine was Master of the Universe, just ask him.

  14. Hellbelly says:

    …the only person who might possibly be able to pull it off would be Bill Bradley, but he
    a) has shown zero inclination to get back into politics; and
    b) like Brandon says above “doing it twice in seven years” would be unseemly (to say the least)….Bradley has a squeaky clean reputation, and this would be a very easy way to taint it big time, and that is not happening.

  15. House Sparrow says:

    Corzine will never surrender until Christie boots him out. He cares about himself first and foremost. His party will suffer for his stubborn arrogance, and Corzine doesn’t care. He would rather go down in flames to Christie than voluntarily step aside and admit that he has been a failure and is toast.

    Of course, he will try his worst to tear down Christie and save his worthless hide, but he is too far gone for that to work. The referendum is about Corzine, and that is really all Christie needs to win.

  16. Phil says:

    August is not a deadline for changing names on the top of the ballot. I believe the Torch was scuttled later than August.

    Anyway, the NJ Supreme Court would be the decider and all members are flaming libs. They’ll gladly consent to anything the Deocrats propose.

    The law is no constraint here.

  17. Phil says:

    …although I agree with Sparrow that Corzine’s ego could be.

  18. jason says:

    Don’t bet on Corzine being switched, unless he volunteers. He has too many IOU’s to cash in.

  19. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trends:

    Weekly Crosstabs:

    Generic Ballot
    Overall
    Time Span : Repub / Democrat / Difference
    Jan 19 – 25 : 35.06% / 42.03% / -6.97%
    Jan 26 – 01 : 38.15% / 42.31% / -4.16%
    Feb 02 – 08 : 38.78% / 40.45% / -1.67%
    Feb 09 – 15 : 39.15% / 41.43% / -2.28%
    Feb 16 – 22 : 36.80% / 41.26% / -4.46%
    Feb 23 – 01 : 38.79% / 41.49% / -2.70%
    Mar 02 – 08 : 38.26% / 42.07% / -3.81%
    Mar 09 – 15 : 40.80% / 39.46% / 1.34%
    Mar 16 – 22 : 38.39% / 40.92% / -2.53%
    Mar 23 – 29 : 37.98% / 41.50% / -3.52%
    Mar 30 – 05 : 39.12% / 40.26% / -1.14%
    Apr 06 – 12 : 38.36% / 38.17% / 0.19%
    Apr 13 – 19 : 39.14% / 38.95% / 0.19%
    Apr 20 – 26 : 40.95% / 37.85% / 3.10%
    Apr 27 – 03 : 40.11% / 39.41% / 0.70%
    May 04 – 10 : 40.12% / 39.31% / 0.81%
    May 11 – 17 : 39.27% / 39.86% / -0.59%
    May 18 – 24 : 38.33% / 40.84% / -2.51%
    May 25 – 31 : 37.46% / 38.49% / -1.03%
    June 01 – 07 : 40.13% / 39.97% / 0.16%
    June 08 – 14 : 38.88% / 38.96% / -0.08%
    June 15 – 21 : 38.99% / 41.31% / -2.32%
    June 22 – 28 : 40.88% / 38.65% / 2.23%
    June 29 – 05 : 41.00% / 38.00% / 3.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 40.48% / 36.82% / 3.66%
    July 13 – 19 : 41.66% / 37.94% / 3.72%
    July 20 – 26 : 41.52% / 39.25% / 2.27%

    Frank

  20. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trends:

    Weekly Crosstabs:

    Generic Ballot
    Independents
    Time Span : Repub / Democrat / Difference
    Jan 19 – 25 : 31.00% / 25.00% / 6.00%
    Jan 26 – 01 : 36.00% / 26.00% / 10.00%
    Feb 02 – 08 : 34.00% / 28.00% / 6.00%
    Feb 09 – 15 : 39.00% / 23.00% / 16.00%
    Feb 16 – 22 : 32.00% / 22.00% / 10.00%
    Feb 23 – 01 : 35.00% / 25.00% / 10.00%
    Mar 02 – 08 : 37.00% / 25.00% / 12.00%
    Mar 09 – 15 : 38.00% / 22.00% / 16.00%
    Mar 16 – 22 : 36.00% / 24.00% / 12.00%
    Mar 23 – 29 : 36.00% / 24.00% / 12.00%
    Mar 30 – 05 : 40.00% / 25.00% / 15.00%
    Apr 06 – 12 : 34.00% / 23.00% / 11.00%
    Apr 13 – 19 : 38.00% / 20.00% / 18.00%
    Apr 20 – 26 : 37.00% / 24.00% / 13.00%
    Apr 27 – 03 : 36.00% / 22.00% / 14.00%
    May 04 – 10 : 37.96% / 23.14% / 14.82%
    May 11 – 17 : 37.58% / 21.77% / 15.81%
    May 18 – 24 : 32.81% / 26.17% / 6.64%
    May 25 – 31 : 32.06% / 19.94% / 12.12%
    June 01 – 07 : 37.69% / 21.18% / 16.51%
    June 08 – 14 : 33.37% / 22.53% / 10.84%
    June 15 – 21 : 38.51% / 22.78% / 15.73%
    June 22 – 28 : 37.26% / 23.05% / 14.21%
    June 29 – 05 : 37.00% / 21.00% / 16.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 39.40% / 18.83% / 20.57%
    July 13 – 19 : 40.74% / 21.14% / 19.60%
    July 20 – 26 : 41.36% / 23.47% / 17.89%

    Frank

  21. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trends:

    Weekly Crosstabs:

    Generic Ballot
    Overall
    Time Span : Repub / Democrat / Difference
    January : 36.61% / 42.17% / -5.57%
    February : 38.38% / 41.16% / -2.78%
    .. March .. : 38.86% / 40.99% / -2.13%
    … April … : 39.54% / 38.93% / 0.61%
    .. May .. : 38.80% / 39.63% / -0.83%
    .. June .. : 39.72% / 39.72% / 0.00%
    .. July .. : 41.17% / 38.00% / 3.16%

    .. Yearly .. : 39.21% / 39.89% / -0.68%

    Generic Ballot
    Democrats
    Time Span : Repub / Democrat / Difference
    January : 7.50% / 81.00% / -73.50%
    February : 9.75% / 78.75% / -69.00%
    .. March .. : 10.25% / 78.75% / -68.50%
    … April … : 12.20% / 74.20% / -62.00%
    .. May .. : 9.55% / 77.35% / -67.80%
    .. June .. : 10.06% / 77.19% / -67.13%
    .. July .. : 13.13% / 74.00% / -60.88%

    Generic Ballot
    Independents
    Time Span : Repub / Democrat / Difference
    January : 33.50% / 25.50% / 8.00%
    February : 35.00% / 24.50% / 10.50%
    .. March .. : 36.75% / 23.75% / 13.00%
    … April … : 37.00% / 22.80% / 14.20%
    .. May .. : 35.10% / 22.76% / 12.35%
    .. June .. : 36.71% / 22.39% / 14.32%
    .. July .. : 39.63% / 21.11% / 18.52%

    .. Yearly .. : 36.47% / 23.07% / 13.40%

    Frank

  22. rdelbov says:

    Corzine picked 74 year state senator Weinburg, a sweet grandma, for his Lt Gov.

    I don’t see her as a game changer.

  23. Cam Rep says:

    Hmmm…who do the Dems have in NJ with high name recognition to replace Corzine? Torricelli? McGreevey?

    Meh, it’s NJ. They don’t need someone with high name rec. They could just release the following:

    NOVEMBER 2, 2009 TRENTON
    “The Democratic Party of the State of New Jersey, with cognizance of the needs of the people of this great state, has sadly accepted Governor Jon Corzine’s request to be removed from the ballot for re-election on the Party’s ticket for tomorrow. He will hereby be replaced on the ticket by Cardboard Cutout of Mayor McCheese. The New Jersey State Supreme Court has acceded to this request. We urge all New Jerseyans to turn out strongly tomorrow for Mayor McCheese, who strongly opposes the Bush-Cheney-Christie ticket and all that it stands for. Praise Be Obama!”

  24. Rachel says:

    Gallup 54%/37%

    The approval is down 2 points, the disapproval is up one point.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this the first time O’s approval on Gallup hit 54%?

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Gallup-Daily-Obama-Job-Approval.aspx

  25. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trends:

    Obama Monthly Approval (Independents)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr 27 – 03 : 45.09% / 53.66% / -8.57%
    May 04 – 10 : 48.30% / 50.55% / -2.25%
    May 11 – 17 : 48.75% / 50.72% / -1.97%
    May 18 – 24 : 47.94% / 50.12% / -2.18%
    May 25 – 31 : 51.64% / 47.74% / 3.90%
    June 01 – 07 : 49.46% / 50.21% / -0.75%
    June 08 – 14 : 49.32% / 48.57% / 0.75%
    June 15 – 21 : 44.22% / 53.82% / -9.60%
    June 22 – 28 : 49.12% / 48.88% / 0.24%
    June 29 – 05 : 45.00% / 54.00% / -9.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 41.45% / 57.37% / -15.92%
    July 13 – 19 : 40.16% / 58.04% / -17.88%
    July 20 – 26 : 43.15% / 56.50% / -13.35%

    Obama Monthly Approval (Republicans)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr 27 – 03 : 25.45% / 73.28% / -47.83%
    May 04 – 10 : 27.52% / 71.78% / -44.26%
    May 11 – 17 : 26.34% / 72.84% / -46.50%
    May 18 – 24 : 26.58% / 72.80% / -46.22%
    May 25 – 31 : 27.04% / 71.84% / -44.80%
    June 01 – 07 : 22.96% / 75.72% / -52.76%
    June 08 – 14 : 22.35% / 76.50% / -54.15%
    June 15 – 21 : 20.73% / 78.60% / -57.87%
    June 22 – 28 : 23.56% / 75.21% / -51.65%
    June 29 – 05 : 22.00% / 79.00% / -57.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 23.25% / 75.10% / -51.85%
    July 13 – 19 : 19.52% / 79.37% / -59.85%
    July 20 – 26 : 16.24% / 81.35% / -65.11%

    Obama Monthly Approval (Democrats)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr 27 – 03 : 84.75% / 14.31% / 70.44%
    May 04 – 10 : 88.48% / 11.26% / 77.22%
    May 11 – 17 : 87.51% / 11.10% / 76.41%
    May 18 – 24 : 86.47% / 12.21% / 74.26%
    May 25 – 31 : 87.95% / 10.61% / 77.34%
    June 01 – 07 : 84.90% / 14.67% / 70.23%
    June 08 – 14 : 86.18% / 13.70% / 72.48%
    June 15 – 21 : 85.78% / 13.65% / 72.13%
    June 22 – 28 : 86.51% / 13.24% / 73.27%
    June 29 – 05 : 84.00% / 15.00% / 69.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 78.75% / 19.58% / 59.17%
    July 13 – 19 : 82.13% / 17.21% / 64.92%
    July 20 – 26 : 83.01% / 16.40% / 66.61%

    Obama Weekly Approval (Overall)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr 27 – 03 : 55.15% / 43.71% / 11.44%
    May 04 – 10 : 57.40% / 41.94% / 15.46%
    May 11 – 17 : 56.68% / 42.36% / 14.32%
    May 18 – 24 : 56.36% / 42.38% / 13.98%
    May 25 – 31 : 57.88% / 41.02% / 16.86%
    June 01 – 07 : 54.50% / 44.80% / 9.70%
    June 08 – 14 : 55.15% / 43.86% / 11.29%
    June 15 – 21 : 54.06% / 44.97% / 9.09%
    June 22 – 28 : 55.19% / 43.76% / 11.43%
    June 29 – 05 : 52.00% / 46.00% / 6.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 50.99% / 47.48% / 3.51%
    July 13 – 19 : 50.83% / 48.06% / 2.77%
    July 20 – 26 : 49.82% / 49.06% / 0.76%

    Frank

  26. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trends:

    Obama Monthly Approval (Overall)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr ’09 : 55.15% / 43.71% / 11.44%
    May ’09 : 57.08% / 41.93% / 15.16%
    Jun ’09 : 54.73% / 44.35% / 10.38%
    July ’09 : 50.91% / 47.65% / 3.26%

    Obama Monthly Approval (Republicans)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr ’09 : 25.45% / 73.28% / -47.83%
    May ’09 : 26.87% / 72.32% / -45.45%
    Jun ’09 : 22.40% / 76.51% / -54.11%
    July ’09 : 20.25% / 78.71% / -58.45%

    Obama Monthly Approval (Democrats)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr ’09 : 84.75% / 14.31% / 70.44%
    May ’09 : 87.60% / 11.30% / 76.31%
    Jun ’09 : 85.84% / 13.82% / 72.03%
    July ’09 : 81.97% / 17.05% / 64.93%

    Obama Monthly Approval (Independents)
    Time Span : Total / Total
    Time Span : Approve / Disapprove / Difference
    Apr ’09 : 45.09% / 53.66% / -8.57%
    May ’09 : 49.16% / 49.78% / -0.63%
    Jun ’09 : 48.03% / 50.37% / -2.34%
    July ’09 : 42.44% / 56.48% / -14.04%

    Frank

  27. Rachel says:

    Gallup’s weekly approval for demographic groups:

    Independents – 51% (down 5 points)
    Whites – 47% (down 4 points)
    Hispanics – 72% (down 7 points)

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/politics.aspx

  28. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trends:

    Right Track/Wrong Track (Overall)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    Jan 19 – 25 : 27.00% / 63.00% / -36.00%
    Jan 26 – 01 : 29.00% / 62.00% / -33.00%
    Feb 02 – 08 : 26.12% / 65.57% / -39.45%
    Feb 09 – 15 : 28.44% / 64.07% / -35.63%
    Feb 16 – 22 : 29.99% / 61.76% / -31.77%
    Feb 23 – 01 : 35.48% / 58.00% / -22.52%
    Mar 02 – 08 : 33.28% / 60.10% / -26.82%
    Mar 09 – 15 : 35.08% / 58.89% / -23.81%
    Mar 16 – 22 : 34.56% / 59.21% / -24.65%
    Mar 23 – 29 : 35.64% / 57.35% / -21.71%
    Mar 30 – 05 : 35.99% / 57.87% / -21.88%
    Apr 06 – 12 : 37.34% / 57.13% / -19.79%
    Apr 13 – 19 : 36.83% / 57.15% / -20.32%
    Apr 20 – 26 : 37.13% / 57.51% / -20.38%
    Apr 27 – 03 : 38.42% / 55.84% / -17.42%
    May 04 – 10 : 39.58% / 55.18% / -15.60%
    May 10 – 17 : 37.75% / 55.94% / -18.19%
    May 18 – 24 : 36.99% / 56.77% / -19.78%
    May 25 – 31 : 37.31% / 55.38% / -18.07%
    June 01 – 07 : 35.51% / 58.67% / -23.16%
    June 08 – 14 : 38.31% / 57.56% / -19.25%
    June 15 – 21 : 36.52% / 57.56% / -21.04%
    June 22 – 28 : 36.69% / 57.38% / -20.69%
    June 29 – 05 : 34.00% / 61.00% / -27.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 32.40% / 61.86% / -29.46%
    July 13 – 19 : 31.22% / 63.47% / -32.25%
    July 20 – 26 : 33.61% / 61.30% / -27.69%

    Right Track/Wrong Track (Republican)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    Jan 19 – 25 : 15.00% / 77.00% / -62.00%
    Jan 26 – 01 : 13.00% / 82.00% / -69.00%
    Feb 02 – 08 : 10.70% / 83.26% / -72.56%
    Feb 09 – 15 : 11.14% / 84.25% / -73.11%
    Feb 16 – 22 : 12.35% / 83.02% / -70.67%
    Feb 23 – 01 : 14.74% / 81.92% / -67.18%
    Mar 02 – 08 : 12.67% / 84.03% / -71.36%
    Mar 09 – 15 : 12.72% / 84.33% / -71.61%
    Mar 16 – 22 : 13.33% / 82.39% / -69.06%
    Mar 23 – 29 : 13.43% / 81.84% / -68.41%
    Mar 30 – 05 : 15.18% / 81.56% / -66.38%
    Apr 06 – 12 : 14.01% / 82.11% / -68.10%
    Apr 13 – 19 : 11.13% / 85.26% / -74.13%
    Apr 20 – 26 : 13.36% / 81.23% / -67.87%
    Apr 27 – 03 : 11.71% / 84.52% / -72.81%
    May 04 – 10 : 13.47% / 82.80% / -69.33%
    May 10 – 17 : 14.55% / 80.99% / -66.44%
    May 18 – 24 : 14.31% / 81.90% / -67.59%
    May 25 – 31 : 12.35% / 81.76% / -69.41%
    June 01 – 07 : 15.58% / 79.00% / -63.42%
    June 08 – 14 : 13.45% / 83.72% / -70.27%
    June 15 – 21 : 10.70% / 86.27% / -75.57%
    June 22 – 28 : 13.53% / 81.50% / -67.97%
    June 29 – 05 : 11.00% / 85.00% / -74.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 11.90% / 84.32% / -72.42%
    July 13 – 19 : 10.22% / 87.34% / -77.12%
    July 20 – 26 : 9.28% / 87.44% / -78.16%

    Right Track/Wrong Track (Democrat)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    Jan 19 – 25 : 42.00% / 48.00% / -6.00%
    Jan 26 – 01 : 48.00% / 43.00% / 5.00%
    Feb 02 – 08 : 42.24% / 48.44% / -6.20%
    Feb 09 – 15 : 48.03% / 41.46% / 6.57%
    Feb 16 – 22 : 51.05% / 38.35% / 12.70%
    Feb 23 – 01 : 57.86% / 34.53% / 23.33%
    Mar 02 – 08 : 55.59% / 35.28% / 20.31%
    Mar 09 – 15 : 59.00% / 33.48% / 25.52%
    Mar 16 – 22 : 55.63% / 35.57% / 20.06%
    Mar 23 – 29 : 59.04% / 31.86% / 27.18%
    Mar 30 – 05 : 58.30% / 34.02% / 24.28%
    Apr 06 – 12 : 63.71% / 29.87% / 33.84%
    Apr 13 – 19 : 61.02% / 31.71% / 29.31%
    Apr 20 – 26 : 60.82% / 33.06% / 27.76%
    Apr 27 – 03 : 65.30% / 26.16% / 39.14%
    May 04 – 10 : 67.54% / 26.08% / 41.46%
    May 10 – 17 : 62.14% / 30.71% / 31.43%
    May 18 – 24 : 61.05% / 32.67% / 28.38%
    May 25 – 31 : 65.00% / 26.36% / 38.64%
    June 01 – 07 : 59.77% / 33.60% / 26.17%
    June 08 – 14 : 63.65% / 30.84% / 32.81%
    June 15 – 21 : 61.40% / 32.04% / 29.36%
    June 22 – 28 : 60.80% / 33.47% / 27.33%
    June 29 – 05 : 60.00% / 33.00% / 27.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 53.35% / 38.78% / 14.57%
    July 13 – 19 : 54.88% / 37.63% / 17.25%
    July 20 – 26 : 58.03% / 35.99% / 22.04%

    Right Track/Wrong Track (Independent)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    Jan 19 – 25 : 21.00% / 68.00% / -47.00%
    Jan 26 – 01 : 21.00% / 68.00% / -47.00%
    Feb 02 – 08 : 21.04% / 69.51% / -48.47%
    Feb 09 – 15 : 20.60% / 72.90% / -52.30%
    Feb 16 – 22 : 21.40% / 69.52% / -48.12%
    Feb 23 – 01 : 27.17% / 64.37% / -37.20%
    Mar 02 – 08 : 25.09% / 68.14% / -43.05%
    Mar 09 – 15 : 26.48% / 66.20% / -39.72%
    Mar 16 – 22 : 28.57% / 66.61% / -38.04%
    Mar 23 – 29 : 27.67% / 65.72% / -38.05%
    Mar 30 – 05 : 29.27% / 63.40% / -34.13%
    Apr 06 – 12 : 23.65% / 65.16% / -41.51%
    Apr 13 – 19 : 27.35% / 65.99% / -38.64%
    Apr 20 – 26 : 28.66% / 67.17% / -38.51%
    Apr 27 – 03 : 28.94% / 67.21% / -38.27%
    May 04 – 10 : 30.52% / 64.13% / -33.61%
    May 10 – 17 : 30.55% / 62.14% / -31.59%
    May 18 – 24 : 29.01% / 61.97% / -32.96%
    May 25 – 31 : 27.59% / 65.32% / -37.73%
    June 01 – 07 : 24.95% / 69.94% / -44.99%
    June 08 – 14 : 31.19% / 65.10% / -33.91%
    June 15 – 21 : 28.46% / 63.27% / -34.81%
    June 22 – 28 : 30.56% / 62.04% / -31.48%
    June 29 – 05 : 24.00% / 71.00% / -47.00%
    July 06 – 12 : 24.71% / 70.47% / -45.76%
    July 13 – 19 : 20.14% / 74.48% / -54.34%
    July 20 – 26 : 28.28% / 65.80% / -37.52%

    Frank

  29. Frank says:

    Rasmussen Trends:

    Weekly Averages
    Right Track/Wrong Track (Overall)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    January : 28.00% / 62.50% / -34.50%
    February : 30.01% / 62.35% / -32.34%
    March : 34.64% / 58.89% / -24.25%
    April : 37.14% / 57.10% / -19.96%
    May : 37.91% / 55.82% / -17.91%
    June : 36.76% / 57.79% / -21.04%
    July : 32.81% / 61.91% / -29.10%

    Weekly Averages
    Right Track/Wrong Track (Republican)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    January : 14.00% / 79.50% / -65.50%
    February : 12.23% / 83.11% / -70.88%
    March : 13.04% / 83.15% / -70.11%
    April : 13.08% / 82.94% / -69.86%
    May : 13.67% / 81.86% / -68.19%
    June : 13.32% / 82.62% / -69.31%
    July : 10.60% / 86.03% / -75.43%

    Weekly Averages
    Right Track/Wrong Track (Democrat)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    January : 45.00% / 45.50% / -0.50%
    February : 49.80% / 40.70% / 9.10%
    March : 57.32% / 34.05% / 23.27%
    April : 61.83% / 30.96% / 30.87%
    May : 63.93% / 28.96% / 34.98%
    June : 61.41% / 32.49% / 28.92%
    July : 56.57% / 36.35% / 20.22%

    Weekly Averages
    Right Track/Wrong Track (Independent)

    Time Span : Right / Wrong / Difference
    January : 21.00% / 68.00% / -47.00%
    February : 22.55% / 69.08% / -46.52%
    March : 26.95% / 66.67% / -39.72%
    April : 27.57% / 65.79% / -38.21%
    May : 29.42% / 63.39% / -33.97%
    June : 28.79% / 65.09% / -36.30%
    July : 24.28% / 70.44% / -46.16%

    Frank

  30. jason says:

    The netroots are ecstatic about sweet grandma, who is a raving moonbat. But they were going to vote for Corzine anyway. Sweet grandma was ripped off for 1.3 million bucks by Bernie Madoff so she is probably anxious to get back to the trough.

  31. Brandon says:

    You are correct Rachel. 54% is his lowest to date.

  32. Rachel says:

    Remember when Obama’s Honduras fiasco began, I said this would cost him support among Hispanics? Well, in the past month, his approval rating among Hispanics has fallen 9 points — faster than any other group.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/121199/Obama-Weekly-Job-Approval-Demographic-Groups.aspx

  33. jason says:

    Yeah its looking real good for Obama and Hillary after their knee jerk support for Zelaya, now that it seems like he was financed by the FARC in addition to Chavez and Castro.

  34. Rachel says:

    Republicans need to constantly bring up Obama’s support of Zelaya. It could permanently reshape Hispanic views of the Democrats.

  35. Diogenes says:

    GATES LIED OBAMA’S POLL NUMBERS DIED

  36. DrJay says:

    Some other new demographic lows in Gallup for Obama approval (7/20-7/26)

    Overall: 56%
    Male: 53%
    Female: 58%
    Age 65+: 48%
    White: 47%
    HighSchoolEd: 58%
    Some College: 50%
    Independents: 51%
    Moderates: 65%
    Conservatives: 31%
    Cons Dems: 77%
    Married: 48%
    Mod/Lib Repub: 34%

  37. Diogenes says:

    The good news is that all those that are disapprove are un or underemployed and have plenty of time to register to vote and turn up in November.

  38. AlN says:

    Speaking of Gates & Crowley, has this CNN video been posted yet:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcvUhu5mqJM

    It’s very powerful and moving! This makes me wonder — do you all think that Officer Crowley should go to the White House? I’ve got very mixed feelings. I hope that he will give Obama and Gates an earful! I won’t be shocked to learn that the friendly “beer” turns into an angry shouting match between Gates and Crowley. What will Barry do then?

  39. Diogenes says:

    Look at the way Gates acts and has acted since then. He is a classic racist demagogue who has had his views amplified and radicalized by the insulated and isolated walls of Ivory Towers.

    This meeting will be a disaster of epic proportions; it will only give Gates a platform to express his special brand of radicalism.

  40. Jeff G. says:

    #13 Gary,

    I agree with your sentiment, except that Bunning never won a Cy Young, though he did throw a perfect game in 1964.

    #24 Rachel,

    Keep in mind, too, that Gallup’s approval poll is of all adults – not likely voters, not even registered voters. This will always give Obama a higher number than Rasmussen, whose approval poll is of likely voters.

  41. Rachel says:

    #41 – Exactly, and in this case Gallup’s poll of Hispanics likely includes many who are not even citizens.

  42. Rachel says:

    Apparently, a 9-point drop among Hispanics in one month isn’t enough for Obama:

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99NJ8R80&show_article=1

  43. Rachel says:

    Now let’s see if he can manage another 9 points in the next chapter of “How to Lose a Demographic in One Quarter.”

  44. Frank says:

    It’s amazing how closely Pollster.com’s Job Approval averages match my 30-day trend line for Rasmussen.

    Frank

    Pollster:

    July 27: 52.4%
    July 27: 52.6%
    July 28: 52.2%
    July 28: 51.9%

    Pollster’s graph looks almost identical to mine.

    Wow.

    Frank

  45. Darrell says:

    47…I cannot go to that link, but is that the story where Obama’s guy thinks that life doesn’t even begin until after childhood?

  46. Sickofdems says:

    Welcome back lisab………

    I hope knova comes back soon too……

  47. Darrell says:

    If I recall that story right, Obama’s science guy is way out there. Forget conception, forget 30th week, forget birth, forget neonate, forget infancy, forget childhood, the “matter” does not become “human” until adolescence and until proper socialization has taken place.

  48. sam says:

    #’s 48, 50: I believe this is what you are looking for:

    Obama’s Science Czar Said a Born Baby ‘Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being’ (Terence P. Jeffrey, 7/28/09, CNSNews.com)

    “President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child “will ultimately develop into a human being” if he or she is properly fed and socialized.

    “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being,” John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in “Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions.”

    Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. “

  49. Brandon says:

    I don’t know if this was posted yet:

    2012 President: Republican Primary

    Romney 22%
    Huckabee 21%
    Palin 17%
    Giuliani 13%
    Gingrich 9%
    Jindal 3%
    Jeb Bush 1%
    Pawlenty 1%

    http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/072709_poll.pdf

  50. ron says:

    I read the holdren thing on free republic. I’m trying to figure out what the problem is. Is it that he wrote a clumsy sentence? Is it that he’s pro-choice? Is it that he co-wrote a vook with ehrlich? I can see that this is gonna be a big deal on the blogs, I’d like someone to explain why, please.

  51. sam says:

    “I can see that this is gonna be a big deal on the blogs, I’d like someone to explain why, please.”

    Because the chief science is denying personhood to anyone born till he decides he is ready to provide legitimacy.

    Because, if you follow his reasoning, if the born is not a “human being” till an indeterminate time in its life, it is fair game.

  52. sam says:

    chief scientist, not chief science…PIMF

  53. ron says:

    so it’s because he’s unwilling to say that a fetus is a human, then. ok.

    I discussed with someone here that we were in danger of turning into the know nothing party. I’m just sayin.

  54. Wes says:

    That’s just creepy about Holdren. Regarding the thread topic, if anyone on here were a Dem, would you seriously want to replace Corzine on the ballot, a compliant NJ Supreme Court notwithstanding? It would come across as the dirty trick it is. The voters would almost certainly rebel. Even if you managed to beat Christie, think of the mess you’d be inheriting. I see no Dems stepping forward on this one. If they’re smart, they’ll run as far away from any such proposal as humanly possible.

  55. Rachel says:

    #56 – He’s unwilling to say that a fetus is a human. He’s unwilling to say that an infant is a human. He’s unwilling to say that a child is a human.

  56. sam says:

    Sorry that you don’t get it.

    What Holdren is referring to is beyond the fetus period.

    “…given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being…”

    According to Holdren, “it” does not become a “human being” until “given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth”.

    Until it becomes a human being, it is not subject to any human rights, and ergo, is fair game. After all, how can you grant human rights to someone who is not yet a “human being”.

  57. Wes says:

    Ron, it’s not about a fetus. It’s about a live birth. According to that idiot, a human being isn’t a human being till cognitive development–ie, learning–can be proved. How would someone define that? Speech? Ability to reason? Mathematical skills? What Holdren is proposing is a slippery slope that can lead to a eugenicist’s utopia. No one sincerely claiming sanity could possibly want that.

  58. Wes says:

    What Holdren is proposing is also unconstitutional. The 14th Amendment explicitly defines citizens as all people born in the United States or naturalized into citizenship. Holdren wants to override the Constitution itself to support his–quite frightening–left-wing agenda.

  59. sam says:

    Ron, please clarify how Holdren’s concept is not eugenics.

  60. ron says:

    sam, if you pay attention to the commas, they wrote that
    ‘the fetus… will ultimately develop into a human being.’

    Isnt that what prochoicers believe?

  61. Rachel says:

    Ron, please explain to me what “socializing experiences” a person has before birth.

  62. Wes says:

    Not all of us, Ron. I believe a fetus is a human, but since the Constitution is silent on the abortion issue, it’s a state’s-rights issue. Ergo, I can not side with the pro-lifers, who want to go beyond simply overturning the legal travesty of Roe v Wade.

  63. Rachel says:

    There is absolutely no way that quotation could mean that a person is a human at birth. It clearly states that the years after birth are essential to determine whether or not that child will develop into a human being.

  64. Wes says:

    Holdren’s a loon, Rachel. What a shock Obama would tap him for something. This is shaping up to be the worst disaster of a presidential administration since the last one.

  65. sam says:

    Ron,

    Are you this dense normally?

    Why are you ignoring the progression from “fetus” to “human being” that Holdren lays out?

    Here’s what Holdren is saying:

    Fetus – Birth – Early Socializing – Sufficient Nourishment – Human Being

    Here’s what pro-choicers (your term) say:

    Fetus – Birth – Human Being

    Do you see the difference?

  66. ron says:

    I’m not saying I agree with what they wrote, but I think I can explain it.

    What they wrote is that a properly developed fetus, along with socialization and proper nourishment in infancy, is essential in becoming a normal human being.

  67. sam says:

    Define normal.

  68. sam says:

    They said “human being”, you are saying they said “normal human being”.

  69. Rachel says:

    He did not say “normal human being,” Ron. He said “develop into a human being.” There is simply no other possible meaning.

  70. ron says:

    thanks for the input, sam. Who held this job under president bush? Would that person be willing to say ehrlich was a loon? Do you really believe this guy doesnt have the credentials for this job?

  71. Rachel says:

    Under Bush:

    Rosina Bierbaum
    Clifford Gabriel
    John H. Marburger III

  72. ron says:

    I heard of the 1st and 3rd persons, fwiw. Neither of them would say that either ehrlich or holdren is a loon, I think. A lot of ehrlich’s predictions were dead wrong, but it took vision to posit what he did. I didnt mean to make people so upset; I still dont know what I wrote that did.

  73. sam says:

    These authors are saying that you are not a “human being” till an indeterminate time after birth.

    Maybe that is the credentials that Obama wants for the job.

  74. Brandon says:

    Oh, HD beat me to it. Darn!

  75. Gary Maxwell says:

    Where is Mdefl? He has to pay $50 to my favorite charity ( which is me! ). The bet was no vote before adjornment ( ir its voted down ) looks like I am the WINNER! This was an easy call, the Blue Dogs and the Freshman Dems wanted no part of an on the record vote to get beat up back in the district for 30 days or more.

  76. Eph Rove says:

    The HHR has been quite boring lately.

    Brandon, seen any hot trannies lately??

    hahahahahaha

  77. Wes says:

    No trannies here, but there are innumerable hot babes at the school I’m going to start attending soon for training as a massage therapist, Eph.

  78. Charles says:

    despite all the attacks and not having a major presence in the lower 48…

    Palin still is within 5% of the lead on that poll.

    Time for the plants to fear.

  79. BernieSadori says:

    I really hope Mike Pence gets more exposure. He could be a VERY good VP candidate.

  80. Eph Rove says:

    85.

    Ronmney/Pence 2012 ???????????

  81. Brandon says:

    EPH is just jealous of the TILF’s.

  82. Eph Rove says:

    87. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the MILFs from the TILFs !!!

  83. Tina says:

    Fox – Breaking News – Christopher Dodd and Dorgan got favorable loan treatment from Countrywide.

  84. Wes says:

    Don’t you mean Kent Conrad, Tina?

  85. ron says:

    how can dodd possibly win? Isnt there anyone up there to run against him? Some guys can choose not to run. But dodd has lived in dc his entire life, he can’t quit the race (unless he’s named ambassador to some whacko country).

  86. sam says:

    The news is not that Dood and Conrad got favorable loan arrangements from Countrywide.

    The news is that they were told that they were getting favorable loan arrangements from Countrywide.

  87. Tina says:

    They said both, wes. It may have been Dorgan though, I was typing fast. It is from an investigator.

  88. Tim V says:

    DODD IS CORRUPT AND A LIAR- fits in well with the democratic party.

  89. Wes says:

    Have you a link, Tina?

  90. Tim V says:

    why are almost all politicians corrupt ? is it money, or power ?

  91. Tim V says:

    finding an honest politician is almost as hard as finding an honest liberal…

  92. phoenixrisen says:

    Yes, that’s right. It’s official. Pelosi was talking out of her butt saying she had the votes. Now the chances of getting Obamacare passed are greatly diminished to nil. The nutroots on the left cannot be happy. Any word on the mood over at Kos? 😉

  93. phoenixrisen says:

    Although, you know guys, it might be a Democratic trick to sneak something. I’d stay on my toes.

  94. phoenixrisen says:

    #97 – Both

  95. Brandon says:

    They’ll tell all the Republicans they are going home, and then once the Republicans leave, they’ll vote on it.

  96. phoenixrisen says:

    Oh, don’t buy any of this “co-op” crap. That is just disguising a public option with another phrase.

    http://minx.cc/?post=290227

  97. phoenixrisen says:

    Brandon, I don’t think the GOP will leave until Madame Botox dismisses this session with the gavel and calls in the recess.

  98. ron says:

    re #97. I’m maybe a cockeyed optomist, but I see it sorta different. When biden listed his wealth, it was some really low number, like $250k. Just recently, when the ensign thing happened, he had to borrow $100k from his parents to pay the woman off. I can’t believe that these guys have served in public office forever, and don’t amass anything.

    On the other hand, you get someone like dodd. I think his dad was a senator and a crook, so it should hardly be a surprise that he followed in his dad’s footsteps.

    Maybe when they get into office they have a choice to be $mongers or women mongers. Only the rare few are like clinton and get to do both.