February 2001 - Center for Public Interest Polling

THE NEW JERSEY STATE PLAN

As the State Planning Commission prepares to adopt an updated version of the New Jersey State Plan this week, residents rate the existing version of the plan as largely ineffectual. While New Jerseyans feel that the goals of the State Plan are very important, after nearly a decade under the Plan they see little, if … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 25, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

NEW JERSEYANS ON THE WEB

New Jerseyans are cruising the information super-highway in higher numbers than ever before. Seven-in-ten New Jerseyans now have a home computer where they live, and three out of every five use a computer from home or work to go on-line at least weekly. Despite this relative saturation, however, large gaps in access remain: older and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 18, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS ARE INCREASINGLY BOTHERED BY RACIAL PROFILING

While the overall job performance rating of the State Police has remained stable over the last two years, the number of New Jerseyans who think minorities are treated worse than others has continued to climb, and for the first time a majority of state residents say they are bothered “a lot” by the practice of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 11, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY GUBERNATORIAL 2001: McGreevey Begins With Lead DiFrancesco Runs Closer Race Than Schundler

The extended presidential election only managed to briefly delay the start of real politics in New Jersey; Christie Whitman’s abdication of the Statehouse for the EPA only managed to add spice to it. It’s time for the gubernatorial election, and Democrat Jim McGreevey starts out in better shape than either of his two potential Republican … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 6, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GARDEN STATE IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BUSH’S PRESIDENCY

New Jersey residents are giving President George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt as he settles into office, but their expectations for a Bush presidency are not high. Many approve of the job he is doing so far, as well as his cabinet appointments, and most are optimistic about the next four years with … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 5, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Governor Whitman Waves Farewell To New Jersey: State Shrugs

New Jerseyans appear to be losing little sleep over the departure of their Governor of the last seven years — Christine Todd Whitman. While enjoying generally popular regard, and being seen as a “fair-to-good” Governor, just three-in-ten credit her with any major accomplishment over her tenure as chief executive of the state. Whitman leaves a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 4, 2001, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey’s Acting Governor: Donald Who?

The new acting Governor ofNew Jersey — Donald DiFrancesco — is a mystery to most state residents. But while the current Senate President is largely unknown, few New Jerseyans are alarmed that an unfamiliar figure is assuming the state’s highest office. And the state is nearly evenly divided over whether DiFrancesco should act as a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 1, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll