Update: Rove on VA/NJ races; Giuliani endorses Christie, calls on Daggett to drop out; RAS polling: Christie leads 46-43; NJ: Chris Christie (R) fighting to the finish line

Update 6: Heeeere’s Rudy!

Rudy Giuliani yesterday jumped into the nasty political fight across the Hudson — calling New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine a “failure” and urging an independent candidate to withdraw and clear the way for Republican Chris Christie.

Giuliani said he wants independent hopeful Chris Daggett to quit and lend his support to Christie, whose poll numbers have dropped amid rising support for the third-party candidate.

“I would think he [Daggett] would not want to be the reason why New Jersey has someone like Jon Corzine for governor for the next four years, who wants to raise taxes, raise fees and basically cave in to special interests,” the former mayor told The Post.

Giuliani is stumping for Christie today and tomorrow in Jersey.

“I think [Christie] has now gotten to the margin where he can win even with Daggett, but it’d be better if Daggett wasn’t in the race,” Giuliani said.

Daggett campaign response:

Daggett spokesman Tom Johnson said his candidate “believes you have to earn votes. Votes aren’t just handed over to Democrats and Republicans as birthright.”

Update 5: TOTUS’ political team has taken over the NJ race for Corzine!!! see Politico for details. They did NOT call in the big guns cuz they are afraid of Dagget! VOTE CHRISTIE!!!

One of President Barack Obama’s key political advisers has become the central strategist in New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s bruising campaign for re-election, a race the White House desperately wants to win to avert the consequences for its own agenda of a Republican winning in a traditionally Democratic state.

Christie on IMUS:

Update 4: Larry Sabato of U of VA Center for Politics, says if Daggett does well on election day Corzine will win. VOTE CHRISTIE!!! (Sabato blurb just aired on FOX on Special Report)

Update 3: Christie on Fox and Friends:

Update 2: Courtesy of AceHQ:

Bonus: Sarah Palin says vote — vote like the wind.

“Americans who believe in smaller government and free enterprise have a chance to show Washington that people all across the U.S. don’t want an ever-increasing national debt, more dependency on foreign energy sources, and more wasteful government spending. If, like me, this is what you want to show Washington, then I hope you’ll support Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell and the RGA, as great efforts are put forth in these East Coast races.”

Update: Latest polling courtesy of JammieWearingFool, h/t Instapundit:

Well, so much for that dubious poll that had Jon Corzine leading Chris Christie by nine points. That poll, of course, led many to declare Corzine the winner already.

So how does that one show a 12-point difference from today’s Rasmussen poll?:

With just a week to go in New Jersey’s closely contested race for governor, Republican Chris Christie holds a three-point advantage over incumbent Democratic Governor Jon Corzine.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Jersey show Christie with 46% of the vote and Corzine with 43%. While the margin is little changed from a week ago and the week before, the biggest news may be that support for independent candidate Chris Daggett has dropped four points to seven percent (7%). The number of undecided voters is down to four percent (4%).

The decline in support for Daggett comes in a week when several state newspapers endorsed Christie or Corzine, but none followed The (Newark) Star-Ledger’s lead and came out in favor of the independent candidate. Additionally, Christie began a new ad campaign linking Corzine and Daggett.

Christie leads by eight points among those who are certain they will show up and vote. A week ago, he was up by five among that group. Christie’s supporters are also less likely to say they might consider voting for someone else.

Corzine does better among voters who might not make it to the polls. That’s one reason President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and other Democratic Party luminaries are spending time in the Garden State in hopes of encouraging turnout….

Courtesy of FOX

I caught Dagget on Kudlow the other night. I have read the ‘he can be the next Jesse Ventura’ pieces. Honestly he seems a fine guy, but he did not impress me as a fighter. In any other year I would say go for it! Send a message! But this is NOT any other year. We are on the verge of healthcare nationalization and cap and trade on the Federal level, and we are at the wire now folks. I am gonna go with what Rove and Gawd help me, Dick Morris, ugh! have said, voting for Dagett now is voting for Corzine.

I know I know I will get flogged in the comments. But this is not NY23 which is a Special Election and will be followed by another election next year. This is NJ Governor for a loooong time. Got taxes? Sure ya do in NJ! Got jobs? Not many under Corzine…get rid of the Golden Slacks TOTUS water carrying TAX AND SPEND Corzine! Send a message to the Hill, we do not want more tax and spend! Everyone vote your conscience, but for Gawds sake please vote!

October 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes.


  1. alexhiggins732 replied:

    Your saying Daggett dropped but your taking a high polling percentage from one poll and comparing it to the GOP poll.

    Using that same poll Daggett has not dropped. Actually has gained a point.

    Also, the Rasmussen poll is “statistically adjusted”. Daggett’s raw poll number is 14% and they remove 50% of votes for independent’s because “they are not likely to show up on election day.

    Again the latest Rasmussen poll has Daggett at 8% which means his real number is 16% after the “statistical adjustment”

    If your afraid that a vote for Daggett is a Vote for Corzine, don’t be because the polls show Daggett is hurting Corzine and putting Christie ahead.

    See this Daggett Hurts Corzine and Helps Christie

    You can be sure that you don’t waste your vote by making the I’ll vote for Daggett pledge


  2. alexhiggins732 replied:

    I also see that the update does not point out that the latest polls are indicating Daggett is hurting Corzine more than Chris Christie.

    Regardless of who he hurts, he is not a spoiler and he can win.

    Daggett has broken 20 percent and can win. Now its a matter of getting that last 100,000 votes to get Daggett in a Position to win.

    To do that we are reaching out to voters that want to Vote for Daggett but are afraid a vote for Daggett is a wasted vote. So…

    The I’ll vote for Daggett Pledge:

    “I want to vote for Chris Daggett, but only if he has a real chance of winning. He needs pledges from 100,000 people like me. I don’t want to wait til Election Day to find out that those votes existed, but we were all afraid to cast them. So, I’m signing my name below, with my address to prove that I’m real, and pledging that if 100,000 people like me sign up, I will vote for Daggett.”

    Take the I’ll Vote For Daggett Pledge Here

    Please spread the word about this pledge, so we can bring an end to politics as usual.


    • ginaswo replied:

      oh alex I did not do that deliberately I assure you
      add what you feel is needed via comment I am sure Dagget fans appreciate it!
      good luck next Tuesday 🙂


  3. LOUDelf replied:

    I disagree with Rove and Morris. A vote for Daggett is a vote for Daggett. With endorsements by Sierra Club and others, Daggett has carved himself out his own image, and not a Christie-lite candidate. I believe he’ll pull in as many Corzine supporters as he would Christie. The only way he sinks either campaign is if that campaign is weak in and of itself. It’s like saying Nader lost Gore an election, not Gore’s failing platform, or Perot lost Bush the election, not his failure on “no new taxes”.


    • ginaswo replied:

      I respect that. I want not only to help NJ but to send a HUGE message to the Blue Dog Dems in the House and Senate on the Hill, losing blue blue NJ to Christie WILL slow down the TOTUS train of doom on cap and trade and health care like nothing else can.


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