1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: EQUAL SUPPORT FOR WHITMAN AND MCGREEVEY SHIFTS IN OPINIONS OF VOTERS WITH “SOFT” SUPPORT FOR CANDIDATES

Posted at 12:01 am October 17, 1997, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

As in past elections, the voters in New Jersey are likely to wait until closer to Election Day before they become firm in their choice for Governor. the candidates move into a week where they will be competing in three debates, about half of the voters are firm in their choice for Governor while the other half is still in the process of making a decision Among registered voters who say they will not change their minds before Election Day. Christie Whitman. the incumbent Republican Governor (25%) and Jim McGreevey, the Democratic challenger (22%) have about equal support. Libertarian candidate Murray Sabrin has firm support from 2 percent of the voters. Whitman (42%) and McGreevey (38%) also have about equal support when those who have selected a candidate but might change their mind before the election are included in the support for the candidates. Among this group of voters. Sabrin has 6 percent.

 

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