Poll: Weight not an issue

New Jersey voters don't believe Jon Corzine's campaign is deliberately seeking to make a campaign issue out of Christopher Christie's weight, according to a Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll. Nearly half of the state's likely voters, 47%, say Corzine has not tried to drive the weight issue, while 35% believe he has. More than eight out of ten voters (81%) say Christie's weight is not a legitimate issue, while 11% say it is. Among likely voters, 4% say Christie's weight makes them more likely to vote for him, 19% say less likely, and 78% say it makes no difference. PPP is a Democratic polling firm based out of North Carolina.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie