N.J. political analyst: Upset possible in Republican gubernatorial primary

    By: Phil Gregory

    The primary election in the race for Governor of New Jersey is now less than a week away. One political analyst says an upset is still possible in the contest for the Republican nomination.

    By: Phil Gregory

    The primary election in the race for Governor of New Jersey is now less than a week away. One political analyst says an upset is still possible in the contest for the Republican nomination.

    Despite polls showing Chris Christie with a substantial lead over Steve Lonegan, the race to determine who Republicans choose as their candidate for Governor is still too close to call. That’s the assessment of John Weingart the associate director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University,

    Weingart: The question is whether the party faithful will be the ones who turn out and whether they tend to be more conservative and therefore would be more likely or vote for Lonegan or whether the Republicans who turn out decide that either they like Christie better or they think he has a better chance of winning.

    Weingart says there’s a lack of voter enthusiasm about incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine and he says that means Republicans have a good chance of winning the General Election for Governor in November.

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