Gov. Chris Christie has jumped 10 points in the latest Rutgers Eagleton poll over his Democratic opponent State Sen. Barbara Buono. According to the poll, issued early today, New Jerseyans favor the governor 66 percent to 30 percent, leading the director of the poll, David Redlawsk, to express the thought that Christie may have coattails if Democratic turnout is light. Redlawsk said that the small gains Buono made in the last poll have now been reversed.
The same poll, however, did show likely voters preferring to keep Democrats in control of the state Legislature 47 percent to 40 percent.