New Jersey has been plagued by corrupt Democrats, particularly as of late. Between Gov. Jim "I am a gay American" McGreevey resigning after it was revealed that he had been carrying on an affair with another man (whom he had conveniently hired to serve as homeland security advisor even though he was not even a U.S. citizen), or the current Corzine-Katz scandal, or the fraud conviction of the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey Democrats have had a rough go of it. So McCain and Palin -- with their proven track record of reform -- might start looking pretty good to the fine people of New Jersey.
Republicans have not carried New Jersey in a presidential election since 1988, but might this be their year? A new Marist College poll shows that McCain has cut Obama's lead to 48-45 among likely voters. Stay tuned, this could get very interesting.