(CNN) - Just over a week after capturing New Jersey's GOP gubernatorial nomination, former federal prosecutor Chris Christie appears to be in a strong position to unseat Gov. Jon Corzine next November.
Christie leads Corzine by 10 points in a general election matchup, 50-40 percent, according to a survey from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday.
The poll also shows Corzine suffering from record low approval ratings, with only 37 percent of New Jersey residents giving the first-term governor positive marks. A slim majority also says things have gotten worse since Corzine took control of the state three years ago.
National Republicans are shooting for gubernatorial victories this November in New Jersey and Virginia, as they seek to end the bleeding from poor electoral outcomes in 2006 and 2008.
Christie, considered a moderate Republican, won the GOP primary June 3 by double digits over more-conservative Steve Lonegan, a former three-term mayor and small business owner.
The poll surveyed 1,338 New Jersey voters from June 3-8 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.