October 1997 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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