1997 - Center for Public Interest Polling

1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: WHITMAN HAS LEAD GOING INTO FINAL DAYS PERCENTAGE OF UNDECIDED VOTERS INCREASES TURNOUT IS CRITICAL FACTOR IN GOVERNOR’S RE-ELECTION

With just a few days left in the 1997 Gubernatorial campaign, there continues to be a large percentage of registered New Jersey voters who have not decided on a candidate for Governor. Therefore, there are opportunities for all three candidates to convince voters to select them on Election Day. Underscoring voter uncertainty. 16 percent report … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 2, 1997, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

RUTGERS FOOTBALL: MAJORITY SAY IT CAN IMPROVE STATE IMAGE; WANT “BIG TIME” FOOTBALL

Slightly more than half of New Jersey residents agree that having a successful Rutgers University football team can improve the image of the state of New Jersey. In addition, somewhat more than half of those who have followed Rutgers football this season want the team to continue with a “big time” college football program rather … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 26, 1997, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: ISSUES: AUTO INSURANCE, TAXES, EDUCATION, CIVILITY OF CAMPAIGN

Auto insurance, taxes, and education are three issues being discussed in the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election. By a margin of 42 to 25 percent, more voters say Democratic challenger Jim McGreevey would do a better job at handling auto insurance than incumbent Governor Christie Whitman. On the issue of taxes, Whitman (39%) has a slight … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 1997, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

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

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 … Read more …

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

1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: A CLOSER LOOK AT AUTO INSURANCE IMPACT OF WHITMAN’S CANDIDACY FOR OTHER OFFICES

New Jersey voters have identified automobile insurance as a key in the 1997 Gubernatorial Election. By a margin of 3 to 1. more voters have heard about Governor Whitman’s suggestions to reform auto insurance than have heard about Democratic challenger Jim McGreevey’s plans.At this time, while slightly more voters say McGreevey would do a better … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 10, 1997, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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

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 … Read more …

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

1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: IDENTIFICATION OF ISSUES

Taxes and automobile insurance are two issues that New Jersey voters identify as being the most important in the 1997 Gubernatorial Election. In addition, about 8-in-10 voters report their opinions about taxes and automobile insurance will influence who they will select for Governor. While about 6-in-10 report their opinions about the tunnel in Atlantic City … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 18, 1997, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: VOTERS’ VIEWS ON WHTMAN’S 1993 CAMPAIGN PROMISES UNCERTAIN VOTERS SHIFT PREFERENCES

About 4-in-10 New Jersey voters say Governor Whitman has kept most of her 1993 campaign promises. In the voters’ evaluations of the Governor’s performance on a range of different issues, she gets her highest evaluations for protecting the environment and for holding down state income taxes. Her lowest grades are for holding down property taxes … Read more …

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

1997 GUBERNATORIAL RACE: MOST VOTERS UNCERTAIN ABOUT CHOICE WHITMAN MORE WIDELY KNOWN THAN MCGREEVEY

As the 1997 campaign for Governor of New Jersey begins, half (53%) of registered New Jerseyans are not yet firm in their selection of a candidate. Among registered voters who say they will not change their minds before Election Day, Christie Whitman (22%) and Jim MeGreevey (25%) have about equal support. Whitman has a 44 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 10, 1997, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS ASSESS THEIR TAXES

Since January 1994, when Governor Whitman took office, there has been a 30% reduction in the state income taxes paid by New Jerseyans and about 4-in-I 0 say they have benefited at least some from this program. In contrast, more than half of the state’s residents report that their local property taxes have gone up … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 18, 1997, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes