New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine Gets Backing of Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
by Steven Ertelt
September 16, 2009
Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) — The Planned Parenthood abortion business has come to the rescue of embattled New jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and his uphill re-election bid. Corzine has been struggling in the polls against Chris Christie, who is campaigning as a pro-life advocate, but he picked up the pro-abortion group’s support today.
Planned Parenthoods New Jersey Action Committee endorsed Corzine and running mate Loretta Weinberg today.
The group called them "passionate advocates" for abortion and claimed that "anti-choice extremists" had endorsed Christie — referring to New Jersey pro-life congressman Chris Smith.
Independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett is also pro-abortion.
The latest polls in the race show Christie in the lead but with Corzine closing.
A Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll released Monday shows Christie leading Corzine by eight percentage points among likely voters, 47%-39% with 5% for Daggett.
Christie led by ten points in a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, and had an eight point lead in a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Thursday.
"A Republican holding a steady poll lead is unprecedented in recent New Jersey elections and this shouldn’t be discounted. But the results also indicate there is a lot of churning in this electorate," said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute. "Despite the incumbent’s continued unpopularity, there is still a sense that anything can happen."
Corzine’s job approvals are upside-down, at 37%-52%. He has upside-down favorable of 39%-45%. Christie had favorable of 41%-29%.
Among independent likely voters, Christie is running fifteen points ahead of Corzine, 45%-30%. Christie leads among Republicans 82%-8%, while Corzine leads among Democrats 77%-8% — a 10-point improvement since the summer.
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