1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: WHITMAN LEADS MCGREEVEY; NEW JERSEYAN’S FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF LIBERTARIAN MURRAY SABRIN

Posted at 12:01 am September 9, 1997, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

There continues to be a large percentage of registered New Jersey voters who have not decided on a candidate for Governor. Among registered voters who say they will not change their minds before Eectton Day. Christie Whitman (23%) has a slight lead over Jim McGreevev (8%). However, close to 6-in-10 registered voters are not firm in their selection of a candidate. Whitman has a 47 to 35 percent lead over McGreevey when those who have made a choice, but might change their mind before the election, are included in the support for the candidates. These percentages are about the same as the last Eagleton Poll in June. The largest change in voter sentiment is the 5 percentage point increase in those who are not firm in their choice of a candidate from 53 percent in June to 58 percent.

 

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