October 2001 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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