The Equation In New Jersey: Why It's Close

By Marc Ambinder

A Sitting Governor's Approval Rating at less than 40%
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A perennially disgruntled populace
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One of the highest taxed states in the country
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A reconfigured off-off-year electorate
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Disaffected Democrats
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A crusading, anti-corruption, independent Republican who, it turns out, made some questionable decisions of his own
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Attention paid to the challenge's obesity
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A last minute draping of the presidential coattails
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