March 2000 - Center for Public Interest Polling

WHITMAN AND THE DMV: GOVERNOR GETS BLAME; JOB RATING DIPS A BIT

The roll out of the state’s new, tougher car inspection system has had a fenderbender with Governor Whitman’s job performance rating. Whitman receives a fair amount of the blame for the inspection difficulties and gets low marks for her handling of the DMV situation. Yet Whitman remains generally popular in New Jersey and her overall … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 19, 2000, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE 2000 SENATE RACE: STILL NOTHING HAPPENING

Last September five of the six major party candidates running for the U.S. Senate held by retiring Frank Lautenberg were virtually unknown. Former Gov. Jim Florio, the only widely known candidate but a contentious figure, ran just slightly ahead ofthe Republicans he was matched up against. Florio’s opponent Jon Corzine was a blip on the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 15, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Jon Corzine, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

GENERAL ELECTION PREVIEW: GORE AND BUSH IN CLOSE RACE; MANY SAY “NEITHER”

If first impressions matter, New Jersey will be a key state in the 2000 general election, but not necessarily a happy one. A new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers poll finds the presumptive nominees—Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush— locked in a tight race with filly a quarter of those registered saying they are undecided or want … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 12, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll