Christie beat Corzine by 15.5 points in this seemingly overwhelming Democrat district.That was a year ago, when the anti-Democrat intensity was not nearly as high as it is today.
Also, Christie only won by 4 pts, so it is not like someone could blame it on an overwhelming victory that drastically changed voting patterns. Despite Christie’s popularity today, it was a very close election in 2009.
Edison (Strong Democrat town)
West Long Branch
Towns in the 6th District won by Corzine
Corzine only won the very core of Democrat towns in this district. Not one of these can be considered a toss-up municipality.
Franklin (Partially in District)
Especially in urban Pallone towns such as New Brunswick, Plainfield, Neptune, Asbury Park and Franklin.
2 polls average out to a 9 pt Pallone lead.
One gave Pallone a 6 pt lead and the other a 12 pt lead.