A new poll from Rasmussen Report show mixed news for Independent New Jersey Gubernatorial candidate Chris Daggett. The final numbers in the poll show 9% voting for Daggett, but 16% of people prefer Daggett.
That shows that 7% of people want to vote for Daggett, but may feel a vote for Daggett would not be wise. Daggett’s focus in Friday Gubernatorial debate could be: Convince the viewers that he is a viable. If Daggett can get to 20% preference in any poll, the flood gates could open-up.
The Rasmussen poll also raised the question of how much effect the Star-Ledger’s endorsement of Daggett could have made on voters. The showed only, “32% of voters… (correctly identified) Daggett as the candidate endorsed by the paper.” Which means a lot of the gain for Daggett may not have been a Star-Ledger bump, maybe it is just a Daggett bump.
As for that theory of Daggett stealing votes from the Republican, that may have been nixed with the poll showing an equal number of voters would consider leaving their major party candidate for Daggett.