1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS CLINTON LEADS DOLE; LOW AWARENESS OF SENATE CANDIDATES

Posted at 12:01 am September 15, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

President Bill Clinton currently has more firm supporters than Bob Dole, but 30 percent of New Jersey registered voters are uncertain about their choice. Among registered New Jersey voters who say they will not change their minds before Election Day, Clinton is ahead of Dole by a margin of 42 to 23 percent. Clinton has close to a 2-to-I lead (57% to 29%) among all those who have made a choice but might change their mind before the election, Compared to June. Clinton has a 6 percentage point increase in his firm vote while Dole’s firm vote has stayed about the same at 23 percent. Overall, Ross Perot lags way behind the 16 percent of the vote he received in 1992 with 6 percent of registered voters selecting the Reform ticket candidate.

 

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