New Jersey Republican gubernatorial nominee Christopher J. Christie continues to hold a lead over incumbent Democratic Gov. Corzine in a poll released this morning.

Among 484 likely voters surveyed between July 29 and Aug. 2 by the Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll, Christie beat Corzine by 50 percent to 36 percent while independent candidate Chris Daggett took 4 percent. The margin of error in that sample was plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Among a larger pool of 723 registered voters, the gap is smaller with Christie taking 43 percent and Corzine taking 39 percent. That sample had a margin or error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

It is still unknown how many voters are likely to vote in the Nov. 3 general election because the candidates have yet to unleash more engaging campaigns, which they plan for the fall.