2001 - Center for Public Interest Polling

McGREEVEY HOLDS COMMANDING LEAD IN GUBERNATORIAL: SCHUNDLER LISTING; DEMOCRATS HOLD NARROW ADVANTAGE IN ASSEMBLY RACES

Jim McGreevey has widened his lead and now holds a commanding advantage over his Republican opponent Bret Schundler going into the final days of the campaign for Governor. According to the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, the Woodbridge Democrat is ahead by a 17 percentage point margin—53 to 36 percent— with just 8 percent still undecided … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 4, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly

ISSUES AND CANDIDATES IN THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR

Above all, voters in New Jersey want to be able to trust their next governor to do what’s right, and they want him to be a strong leader. But according to The Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, voters are currently divided over which candidate better offers these qualities. Given a list of candidate traits, nine out often likely … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WILL VOTERS EVER TUNE IN?

Voters are tuning out, rather than in, as the election for New Jersey Governor draws near. And as a result, little about the race has changed. While a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll shows that the race has tightened a few points in the past three weeks, Democrat Jim McGreevey continues to hang onto a double-digit lead. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 21, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Voter Turnout

TERRORIST ATTACKS OF 9/11 CONTINUE TO PUNISH NEW JERSEY

More than a month after the terrorist attacks of September 11, just one-quarter of New Jerseyans say their lives have returned to normal. And while another quarter say they are beginning to return to their usual routines, filly half of state residents report suffering some fundamental disruption since the destruction of the World Trade Center … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 21, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Terrorism

McGREEVEY RETAINS HIS ISSUE ADVANTAGE

Democrat Jim McGreevey is heading into the final four weeks of the campaign with a large issue advantage over his rival, Republican Bret Schundler. Voters currently see McGreevey’s positions on key campaign issues as more in tune with their own, and on the issues voters themselves care most about, McGreevey outdistances Schundler in vote share. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 8, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR NARROWS SLIGHTLY BUT McGREEVEY’S LEAD REMAINS LARGE

The race for New Jersey Governor has tightened some over the past month, but Democrat Jim McGreevey maintains a large lead over his opponent, Republican Bret Schundler. According to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, McGreevey leads Schundler 46 percent to 31 percent among likely voters, with one in five voters still undecided. Last month McGreevey led … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 30, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY REACTS TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: PATRIOTISM & PRAYER; ANGER & ATTACK

Patriotism laced with anger is New Jersey’s reaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Just over one-fifth say they know of someone who was seriously injured or lost that day, and the vast majority believe the United States should take military action against those responsible, even if it means that innocent people will … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 28, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Terrorism

GUBERNATORIAL ISSUES: EDUCATION AND AUTO INSURANCE TOP VOTERS’ CONCERNS: McGREEVEY SUPPORTERS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES

As the general election season in this year’s race for governor heats up, New Jersey voters have serious issue concerns, with “education” and “auto insurance rates” topping the list according to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. Three-quarters of registered voters in the Garden State say that education is an “extremely important” issue to them in this … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 2, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

McGREEVEY BEGINS FALL CAMPAIGN WITH COMMANDING LEAD

As summer vacation season ends Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim McGreevey is enjoying smooth sailing, while his Republican opponent Bret Schundler is stuck in traffic somewhere on the Parkway. Ten weeks before election day MeGreevey holds a commanding 49 to 30 percent lead among likely voters, with about two in ten undecided. With those who say … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 26, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY—A GARDEN OF DIVERSITY; NEW SLOGAN EDGES OUT “NJ & YOU: PERFECT TOGETHER” IN POLL; MAJORITY TAKE PRIDE IN BEING JERSEY RESIDENTS

One suspects that former Governor Tom Kean might even be happy with the news: there’s a new state slogan in town. Kean, of course, will forever be linked with the tourism slogan “New Jersey and You: Perfect Together,” his famous Brahmin voice touting the state in televised commercials during his governorship between 1982 and 1990. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 29, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll