2003 - Center for Public Interest Polling

THE NEW YORK OLYMPIC GAMES 2012? SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA TO NEW JERSEY, JUST DON’T MAKE US PAY FOR IT

While the 2012 Olympics are just a speck on the sports horizon right now, preparations for site selection are well under way. Earlier this year, the CS. Olympic Committee chose New York to be the official American entry in the international pool of cities vying to host the summer games in nine years. The New … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 13, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New York City, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE SORRY STATE OF TURNOUT IN NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS

In a survey we conducted for the Star-Ledger last month, just one registered voter in ten could tell us what offices are at stake in next month’s election. For the record, all 80 seats in the state assembly and 40 seats in the state senate are up for election on November 4.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 5, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Voter Turnout

NEW JERSEYANS ON HOMOSEXUAL PARTNERSHIPS: “NO” TO MARRIAGE, “YES” TO CIVIL UNIONS

New Jerseyans are of two minds when it comes to giving legal recognition to gays and lesbians in committed relationships. While the public narrowly opposes giving full marital status to homosexual couples, a majority would support a “civil union” concept that confers many of the same rights and benefits as marriage.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 29, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

PUBLIC EDUCATION IN NEW JERSEY: GOOD AND GETTING BEflER

There is some positive news about the quality of public education in New Jersey: It’s pretty good, and getting better. This assessment comes from those who should be in a position to know—the parents of New Jersey’s public school children, as reported to the Star-Ledger/Eagleton Rutgers Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 22, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Education, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PRESIDENT BUSH’S APPROVAL DECLINES; JOB RATINGS BECOME MORE PARTISAN

Echoing findings in the nation as a whole, President George W. Bush’s job approval rating has declined here in New Jersey. However, he is generally well regarded in the state, with a majority of 56 percent who approve of the job he is doing. But there are some key shifts as we approach the 2004 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 15, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WHITHER McGREEVEY? NEW JERSEYANS AMBIVALENT ABOUT THEIR GOVERNOR

Halfway into his term as Governor, James McGreevey is at a crossroad. At midterm, the public’s assessment of the Governor is decidedly ambivalent. As many New Jerseyans approve as disapprove of the job McGreevey is doing as Governor, many are unsure whether he has a clear vision for the state, and few feel that the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 14, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

9/11 TWO YEARS OUT: SCARS STARTING TO FADE; PUBLIC DIVIDED OVER WISDOM OF IRAQ INVASION

The second anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 finds New Jerseyans having healed a bit over the past year: 45 percent now say their life has returned to normal, up from 37 percent a year ago. And while 22 percent continue to think about the events of September 11, 2001 on a daily basis, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 11, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FEW NEW JERSEYANS WOULD MISS THE NETS IF THEY GO; YET MANY SAY PROFESSIONAL SPORTS IMPORTANT TO STATE

There has been much talk about the possible comings and goings of major league teams in New Jersey over the past few ‘ears and it appears that New Jerse ans are of two minds on the issue. While the vast majority of residents agree that having home-grown professional sports teams is good for the Garden … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 10, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE IN NEW JERSEY

We start with these basic facts of political life in Trenton, because apparently they are preciously guarded secrets. In fact, only four percent of the state’s adult residents get all three of these answers correct when asked on the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Rutgers Poll. While two-thirds correctly identify Governor James McGreevey as a Democrat, just … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 1, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VACATION PLANS – READY FOR TAKEOFF

War, terrorism, a bad economy? Fuggedaboudit! New Jersey is going on vacation. The latest Star-Leclger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll found that most residents plan on taking time off for fun and sun this summer. And many are traveling out of state to do so.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 25, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, New Jersey, Recreation, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Terrorism