September 2002 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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