2002 - Center for Public Interest Polling

DOWN THE STRETCH: LAUTENBERG – THE ONCE AND FUTURE SENATOR?

New Jerseyans appear to be ready to elect three-term Senator Frank Lautenberg to the seat now held by retiring U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli. Lautenberg holds a commanding 52 to 40 percent lead over Republican Douglas Forrester among likely voters in the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. Just 6 percent remain undecided with the election a few days … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 3, 2002, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ISSUES IN THE 2002 SENATE CAMPAIGN; NOTHING IN PLAY OR “THE SEINFELD ELECTION”

Even though incumbent Senator Robert Torricelli has withdrawn from the 2002 Senate election in New Jersey he still casts a big shadow. The race that once so was singularly focused on his ethics and integrity is now about, well, nothing.

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 2002, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

LAUTENBERG LEADS AMONG LIKELY VOTERS; MORE WOMEN SUPPORT THE DEMOCRAT, WHILE MEN PREFER FORRESTER

Democratic Senate candidate Frank Lautenberg — buoyed by women voters in New Jersey — now runs ahead of Republican candidate Douglas Forrester by a margin of 47 to 42 percent among those most likely to vote. This according to the latest Star Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll conducted Sunday through Thursday night. An earlier poll conducted between October … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

LAUTENBERG SUBSTITUTION REVIVES DEMOCRATS’ CHANCES EVEN WHILE ENERGIZING REPUBLICANS

The Democrats are indeed in much better shape to win the Senate election with former Senator Frank Lautenberg having replaced current Senator Bob Torricelli on the ticket. A Star Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers poll concluded Sunday night shows Lautenberg leading Republican Douglas Forester by a margin of 6 percentage points among potential voters, 46 to 40, with the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 8, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOVERNOR McGREEVEY FALL REPORT CARD: MEETS EXPECTATIONS BUT COULD DO BETTER

While James E. McGreevey’s job approval rating has slipped somewhat in the last few months, the news from the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll is not all bad for New Jersey’s chief executive. While fewer than half of the state’s residents give their governor positive marks on his job performance, most acknowledge that the state is facing … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 22, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

2002 ELECTION POTPOURRI: ISSUES, CANDIDATE QUALITIES, ENGAGEMENT and THE CONGRESS

While Democrat Bob Torricelli better understands the problems facing the state, Republican Doug Forrester is more honest. So say New Jersey voters. And with these as their top two concerns, it is little wonder the race for the Senate is so close in mid September.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 17, 2002, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

THE SOPRANOS: A “HIT” IN JERSEY

Like diners, toll roads, and Jimmy Hoffa’s final resting place, television’s “The Sopranos” has become a fundamental part of the New Jersey landscape, with many state residents eagerly awaiting the show’s fourth season. According to the latest Star Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, just over half of all New Jersey adults have tuned into the HBO series at least … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 15, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Entertainment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE SENATE RACE 2002: A REFERENDUM ON TORRICELLI

There’s good and bad news for incumbent U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli in the latest Star-LedgerlEagleton-Rutgers Poll. The good news is that his Republican opponent Douglas Forrester remains largely unknown to New Jersey voters. The bad news is that even as Torricelli is running mainly against himself, he’s not ahead. Among those potential voters who choose … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 12, 2002, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

9-11-02: A Year Later, Little Better

The scars left by the terrorist attack of last September 11 are much more visible in New Jersey than in the country as a whole. And, sadly, three-in-ten believe their markings are a disfigurement they will carry with them the rest of their lives.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 11, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Terrorism

NEW JERSEY E-ZPASS – THOSE WHO USE IT LOVE IT

With E-ZPass in New Jersey, familiarity breeds satisfaction. Garden State drivers with E-ZPass view the system as a big success, both in general and in their own experiences. More than three-quarters of E-ZPass drivers classify the system as a success, and nearly as many say they are “very satisfied” with the way E-ZPass has worked … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 23, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation