(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association launched its latest ad slamming incumbent Gov. Jon Corzine Thursday, as a new survey suggested his GOP challenger's advantage has largely evaporated.
In a new 15-second television ad launched Thursday by the RGA, the Democratic governor is featured in 2006 footage saying "Hold me accountable."
"New Jersey's broke," an announcer then says in the ad, "Jobs are leaving. And our property taxes are the highest in the nation.
"Corzine. Taxes. Waste. Debt. Failure."
The RGA's spot was released the same day Corzine and Christie both launched their own new ads, hours before the two men and independent candidate Chris Daggett prepare to face off in the first debate of New Jersey's gubernatorial race.
A Monmouth University/Gannett poll released Thursday suggests Christie's edge over Corzine has shrunk to 3 percentage points among likely voters, 43 to 40 percent - an advantage that now falls within the survey's 4 point sampling error.
–CNN's Lauren Kornreich and Alexander Mooney contributed to this report.