(CNN) - As New Jersey's three gubernatorial candidates get set to debate for the second time Friday night, a new poll suggests the race is a dead heat heading into the final stretch.
According to a New York Times survey of likely voters, Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine holds a 3 point lead over Republican Chris Christie, 40 percent to 37 percent. Corzine's slim lead is within the poll's 4 percentage point sampling error, suggesting the race is statistically tied. The survey also shows independent candidate Chris Daggett continues to garner double digit support with 14 percent.
But 30 percent of voters in the poll who named a candidate said they may change their mind before Election Day, a clear sign neither Corzine nor Christie has made the final sale with three weeks left until voters head to the polls.
The Times survey, which included 987 adults between October 11-14, has similar findings to a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this week that had the race at 40-41 percent in favor of Christie.
Good luck to Christie, beat the evils of liberalism. This fine country will be in the throes of communism shortly unless something is done. Our socialist (another name for communist) leaders are heading down the road to bring us all to dictatorship. Look at the company they keep.
Say "No!' to Spiro Christie. Corzine has cut New Jersey's budget by $5 billion, and is turning New Jersey around. It would be a shame to elect a Bushie to set that state back 10 years.
Change, we need change......
If the previous thing was a change we need to change the change.....
Corzine will win and it will be another set back for the GOP a.k.a Fox News Party.
We need to support Deeds in Virginia. Cannot allow a woman supressor be a Governor, this is 2009!
Can't imagine one woman in Virginia voting for McDonnell unless they are clinically insane!
Go Corzine, go Deeds!!
Both look like crooks, we know Corzine is. Either would look great doing the perp walk two years from now.
Go get 'em Corzine! Beat the living snot out of that birth-bagging Christie.
Its new Jersey! The most corupt state in the country. They will pull the same thing the afghans did in their elections to ensure the democrat dictatorship in New Jersey will continue on.
The "dead heat" is spewing from the toxic waste in that state.
Vote for Chris Daggett as Independent. Come on America, let's show our politians that we are not happy with either party as they care more about themseves then helping out Americans.
Vote ALL incumbents out of office !!!!!
Debate is a FUN word for Democrats, just mention " THE LAST 8 YEARS " and another FUN word, "LANDSLIDE".
Corzine = Goldman Sachs = Bank bail out rip off
ANYBODY EXCEPT CORZINE. CORZINE IS THE PROBLEM!
Vote for Christie!!!
As if it matters. Christie and Corzine were going to have a runoff anyway, and Corzine will lose big time.
Corzine is a liberal loser. Buh bye crooked corzine.
Last year's Minnesota senate race was decided when a spoiler
candidate drew too many votes away from the incumbent. Then
there was the Nader factor in 2000. Could this become the wave
of the future?
I am curious about how much Daggett will get and if there will be a turn out the vote effort by any of the candidates. If Daggett wins, what will he be able to get passed by the legislature? I don't think that they will be willing to give in on many of the ideas that he has.
Hang on Governor, two more weeks and ACORN gets its funding back. You'll get thousands of votes once that happens.
No more Bush/Rove politics. Christie's unethical violations with Karl Rove are currently under investigation.
Gov. Corzine should run ads informing the good people of NJ.
Christie is the last person you want running your state unless you are among his cronies and wealthy friends. He is hard-core conservative and could do alot of damage the same way Bush did. He's not smart.
Campaign is the top interest for Dems.,that and healthcare for the lazy. With unemployment at 17% WHERE ARE THE JOBS?
Good luck to Corzine, beat the evils of rightwing reactionaryism. This fine country just emerged from 8 years of regressive policies, and thank god something WAS done about it in 2006 and 2008. Thanks to real Americans, we were saved from rightwing dictatorship and another [R] economic depression. And all the smelly lemmings that were so cozy with throwing our country away to the rightwing disctators should read a dictionary, or better yet a history book, to learn the REAL meaning of communism or socialism. Look around the still you're sitting around - LOOK AT THE COMPANY YOU KEEP!
Just a Reminder!!
NJ is a Blue State
Christie is toast!
Corzine just got caught padding the unemployment numbers... and is still using the fudged numbers as proof his policies work. This is the problem we need to fix in this country... we have the highest taxes in the country and our unemployment mirrors the national unemployment rate... and all he can do is make stuff up... time for him to go! Go Daggett!
This whole Obama thing is real fishy. I am no Hillary Clinton fan but Obama should never have been able to beat her in the primaries. A first term junior Senator that spent his first two years voting present and his last two years campaigning for the office of President, against Hillary's experience and popularity? and winning???? That by itself smells, but then to win the presidency of the US??? This whole situation is rank. No thinking or intelligent person would have voted for this guy. I guess it shows the dumbing down of America is working. America is being sent the same way the Roman Empire went and for the same reasons. Only a lot faster. At least the Roman's had a thousand years or so.
Mr. Conehead Corzine is going to lose. So is Deeds. This is the beginning of the end for liberalism run amok.