April 2001 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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

NEW JERSEY GOVERNMENT GETS MIDDLING MARKS RACIAL PROFILING AND ETHICS LOOM LARGE

In the midst of swirling political controversies in New Jersey engulfing the acting Governor, a United States senator, and a Supreme Court justice, a narrow majority of residents surveyed between April 11th and 17th rated the quality of their state government as good, while more than four in ten rated it as only fair or … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 25, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE NEW JERSEY 2001 ELECTIONS – 6 MONTHS OUT: McGREEVEY AND DEMOCRATS WELL POSITIONED

With the Governor’s office and both houses of the legislature at stake in November’s election, New Jersey’s electorate is leaning Democratic, threatening eight years of Republican ownership of the governor’s mansion and 10 years of Republican control of both houses of the state legislature.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 22, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SENATE HEARINGS ON RACIAL PROFILING COMMAND WIDESPREAD ATTENTION

Despite recent front-page stories raising questions about acting Governor Donald DiFrancesco’s business dealings and Senator Robert Torricelli’s fundraising practices, it is the state Senate’s hearings into racial profiling that are commanding the lion’s share of attention among Garden State residents.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 20, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Most New Jerseyans Are Unaware As DiFrancesco Comes Under Fire But The More People Know, The Worse It Looks

Despite recent press coverage of questionable real estate transactions and allegations of unethical conduct while serving as Scotch Plains City Attorney, acting Governor Donald DiFrancesco is flying under the public radar. Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey residents say they are unfamiliar with the recent controversy over his real estate and business dealings with major state … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 19, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll