January 2004 - Center for Public Interest Polling

REGIONALIZATION: A LONG ROW TO HOE

In November, Governor James McGreevey stood before a gathering of the state’s municipal leaders and — echoing proposals offered by his two elected predecessors — called for regionalization of local services as a way to reduce the tax burden on New Jersey citizens. And while property taxes continue to rise, the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll finds … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 25, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC OPINION ON GOVERNOR MCGREEVEY TURNS NEGATIVE; Job Performance Rating Drops; Re-Election Number Suggests Vulnerability

The picture facing Governor James E. MeGreevey is as bleak as the winter landscape. His job performance rating has declined markedly since September; Democratic support continues to fall; more Garden State residents now hold unfavorable than favorable opinions of him, and only one-third of the state’s registered voters say they would vote for a second … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 22, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY IN BLACK AND WHITE; MANY FEEL RACIAL EQUALITY WILL NOT BE ACHIEVED IN THEIR LIFETIME

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. And four decades on, fewer than 1-in-3 New Jerseyans believes that racial equality has been achieved. In addition, the state is equally divided on whether affirmative actions programs are necessary to overcome discrimination. And, as might be expected, there are stark differences in opinion on … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 19, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NEW JERSEY: DEAN LEADS DEMOCRATS; NEW JERSEY DIVIDED ON BUSH

Vermont Governor Howard Dean leads the pack in New Jersey, just as he does among Democrats in the country as a whole. On the eve of Iowa’s caucuses, the first major event in the presidential nominating process, Dean is the first choice of about one in four (23%) Garden State Democrats. Five other candidates—Senators John … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 18, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll