2002 - Page 2 of 2 - Center for Public Interest Polling

WHILE THE STATE ECONOMY HAS HIT BAD TIMES, RESIDENTS REPORT SOLID FINANCES FOR THEMSELVES

Over half of New Jerseyans say the state has hit economic “bad times,” the highest number since 1994 according to the Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. But at the same time, residents report that their own personal finances are in good shape. Fifty-seven percent say their family’s financial situation is the same as it was last year at … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 24, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Five Governors in One Week May Have Been Too Many

New Jerseyans appear open to the idea of having an elected lieutenant governor who would take over in the governor’s absence, according to the Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. A slim majority of residents say that they think the system works fine the way it is, but when the numbers are broken down by whether residents paid attention … Read more …

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

NEW JERSEYANS VIEW BUDGET PROBLEMS AS SERIOUS

New Jerseyans say the state’s current budget problems are serious, and they blame them on too much government spending by the previous gubernatorial administration rather than on the soured state economy. According to the Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, 83 percent of Garden State residents describe the budget problems as serious, including 39 percent who call them “very … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 17, 2002, in Budget, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GARDEN STATE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT McGREEVEY’S TENURE

Governor James McGreevey gets positive marks so far, and New Jerseyans are optimistically looking forward to the next four years. Forty-five percent of New Jerseyans approve of the job MeGreevey is doing as governor, while 21 percent disapprove and 34 percent have no opinion. Fifty-five percent of state residents say they are optimistic about the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 13, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

9/11 AFTER SIX MONTHS

The terrorist attacks of September 11 are still very much a part of New Jerseyans’ lives after six months. According to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, some emotions continue to run high, and life has not returned to normal for most. Only about one-third of New Jerseyans feel their lives have returned to normal, while nearly a … Read more …

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

NO RELIEF FOR TORRICELLI POST-INVESTIGATION; But Potential Opponents Have Uphill Battles of Their Own

Views of Senator Robert Torricelli and his fundraising activities have not improved since last spring, even after the five-year federal investigation into his 1996 campaign finally drew to a close in January with no charges filed against him. Despite the lack of charges, most New Jerseyans who know about the investigations still believe Torricelli did … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 10, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

DROUGHT EMERGENCY: NEW JERSEYANS READY TO DO THEIR PART

New Jerseyans are prepared to fight the state’s drought by voluntarily conserving water in their homes, according to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. As of Monday, when Governor James McGreevey declared a drought emergency in the state, most New Jerseyans were already well aware of the state’s water shortage problems — 51 percent say they had … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 6, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll