Christie holds lead in two polls

The Associated Press reports:

Two new polls show Republican challenger Chris Christie maintaining a lead in the New Jersey governor's race.

Quinnipiac University poll has Christie leading Gov. Jon Corzine by 10 percentage points, 47-37 percent. That’s roughly the same margin as Quinnipiac polls in July and early August.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University-PublicMind poll has Christie slightly ahead, 47-42 percent — also roughly the same margin as the prior FDU poll released July 1.

The new polls, released Tuesday, follow a barrage of news stories and opposition ads raising questions about Christie's ethics.

The Quinnipiac poll of 1,612 likely voters, taken Aug. 25-30, has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

The FDU poll of 715 likely voters, taken Aug. 24-30, has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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