2001 - Page 2 of 3 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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

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