After his lead was reduced to a single point in a Public Policy Polling survey two weeks ago, Chris Christie has now widened his advantage to four.
Christie’s at 42% in the newest poll to 38% for Jon Corzine and 13% for Chris Daggett.
Earlier in the race it had appeared that Daggett was hurting Christie more, but now supporters of the independent candidate say by a 44-32 margin that their second choice would be Corzine. 43% of voters planning to support him are Democrats while only 9% are Republicans.
The shift in where Daggett’s support is coming from is likely a result of the negative ads Chris Christie’s campaign has run against him. Where his favorability rating was a positive 30/24 two weeks ago it’s now a negative 31/36, and the climb in people rating him unfavorably has come largely among Republicans.