New Jersey voters split on idea of special election

According to the Fairleigh Dickinson's Public Mind Poll, New Jersey voters are evenly divided over the issue of whether to hold a special election to replace Governor James McGreevy (D-NJ).

Forty-six percent of those polled favored a special election while 44 percent wanted an acting governor. According to the executive director of the poll, the results break along party lines.

Republicans are still calling for McGreevy to step down immediately and now it appears some Democrats are seconding that motion. With Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) signaling that he will accept the party's call to run for governor in a special election, several key Democratic leaders are pressing for McGreevy to step down in the next three weeks.

If McGreevy steps down before November 15th then a special election can be held. If he steps down after that date then Democratic Senate President Dick Cody will become governor and fill out the remainder of McGreevy's term.

Related Link:Public Mind Poll

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