Archive: September, 2009
The Monmouth University Polling Institute has posted a fascinating at-a-glance look at the governor's race.
The Institute did a study with unaffiliated voters and asked them to write the words that come to mind when they hear the names Jon Corzine, Chris Christie and Chris Daggett. They put the responses into a word "cloud" which gives a visual representation of the public images of each candidate. The more a word came up in the responses, the larger it appears in the modern-art-looking "cloud."
For Corzine, the dominant response by far was "taxes." On the next level down, roughly equal weight went to words such as "Democrat," "liar," "corrupt," "governor" and "liberal." Slightly smaller, though still large, were "tax," "rich," "spend" and "failure."