1993 - Center for Public Interest Polling

FLORIO MAINTAINS LEAD

With just a few days left before the election, voters favor the incumbent Jim Florio over the challenger Christine Todd Whitman by a margin of 48 to 39 percent among likely voters. However, there are signs that many New Jerseyans are still in the process of selecting a candidate to vote for. Since a poll … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 31, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO SCORES GAINS ON ISSUES AND IMAGE; MAJORITY FEEL WHITMAN TAX PLAN NOT CREDIBLE

As the 1993 gubernatorial campaign enters its final two weeks, voters are divided over which candidate would do a better job across a number of issue areas. The issues that Whitman has the greatest edge over Florio are holding down taxes, creating jobs, and holding down auto insurance costs. In comparison, more voters feel the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 19, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

FLORIO MAINTAINS LEAD OVER WHITMAN; UNFAVORABLE IMPRESSIONS OF BOTH CANDIDATES INCREASE

As the race for Governor enters its final weeks, Jim Florio leads Christine Todd Whitman by a margin of 52 to 40 percent and 8 percent are undecided. Support for Floria has increased 5 percentage points since the September poll and Whitman’s support increased 2 percentage points.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 17, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SCHOOL FUNDING: NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT EQUAL SPENDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

As the state waits for a court ruling on the legal issues involved with the distribution of funding for public school education, 3-in-4 New Jerseyans agree that spending for education must be equal in all of New Jersey’s school districts. In addition, while 6-in-10 residents feel that the state needs to provide additional funding for … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 3, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEITHER FLORIO NOR WHITMAN SEEN AS BETTER ON HANDLING THE ECONOMY

With nearly 4-in-5 voters describing economic conditions in New Jersey as in bad times, majorities do not think that the election of either Jim Florio or Christine Todd Whitman as governor will make any difference in improving economic conditions in the state (51%) or in creating new jobs in New Jersey (61%).  

Posted at 12:01 am September 26, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO LEADS WHITMAN; VOTER INTEREST DECLINES

Against a backdrop of declining interest in the election, Jim Florio receives support from 47 percent of likely New Jersey voters compared to 38 percent for Christine Todd Whitman. Fifteen percent of the likely voters say that they are undecided about who they will vote for. The latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll indicates that being the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 19, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Voter Turnout

JERSEYANS ON THE ENVIRONMENT: SERIOUSNESS OF OCEAN POLLUTION DROPS AS RATING OF STATE GOVERNMENT IMPROVES

Half of New Jersey residents give positive ratings to state government’s job performance in protecting the environment—a substantial improvement from three years ago when only 24 percent gave that rating.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 11, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CLINTON RATINGS DOWN – BUT PRESIDENT VIEWED AS BETTER THAN BUSH

President Bill Clinton’s job performance ratings have declined 16 percentage points in the past four months. While about 3-in-lO state residents give the President positive ratings, more than twice as many — 7-in-JO — rate his overall performance in office negatively.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 4, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

UNEMPLOYMENT AND TAXES ARE KEY ISSUES IN GUBERNATORIAL RACE

Economic issues, particularly unemployment and taxes, are foremost in voters minds as they consider who to vote for in New Jersey’s Gubernatorial contest this November, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll conducted by telephone with 666 registered voters between June 10 and June 16, 1993. Four-in-ten voters in New Jersey say unemployment is the most … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 27, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Unemployment

1993 GUBERNATORIAL RACE; FLORIO HAS MARGINAL LEAD; WHITMAN HAS FIRMER SUPPORT; FLORIO MORE WIDELY KNOWN THAN WHITMAN

As the campaign for Governor of New Jersey begins, Democratic incumbent Jim Florio has a slight lead over Christie Whitman, the Republican challenger. If the election for Governor was held today, Florio would receive 48 percent of the vote and Whitman would receive 43 percent. However, at this time the Whitman voters are more committed … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 20, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll