With a little over a week to go, a new poll published by the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling (Rutgers) has Corzine opening up a 39% to 36% lead over Christie. Daggett's numbers are now up to 20%, which is clearly a problem for Christie since his numbers are dropping and Corzine's are holding steady.
Earlier this week, I had a friendly conversation with one of our committeemen who thought Daggett's rise was to Corzine's detriment. That does not appear to be the case. The followng political ad is another telling indicator of who is Daggett is hurting most.
The question for Christie is how is he going to cut taxes? The most efficient method would be to eliminate "home rule" throughtout the state and consolidate the delivery of education and public services at the county level. With some folks in Mendham (Christie's home town) already complaining about the financial arrangement of the WMRHSD, you know this won't be happening anytime soon.