2007 - Center for Public Interest Polling

Clean Election Districts are Different

Compared to voters statewide, voters in the experimental Clean Elections districts were more likely to say they had heard or read about Clean Elections legislation and had heard or read about the legislative races in their district. According to a study undertaken jointly by Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am November 29, 2007, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Report: Public Attitudes Toward the Clean Elections Initiative

This report summarizes the results of a series of voter surveys conducted in New Jersey during the fall 2007 campaign. The surveys were designed to measure public attitudes about campaign finance reform in general and the Clean Elections legislation in particular. It also compares the 2007 survey results to findings from a similar series conducted … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am November 27, 2007, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GAY MARRIAGE COMES OUT IN NEW JERSEY, YET OPINION IS UNCHANGED

As the state marks the one-year anniversary of a New Jersey Supreme Court decision ordering the State Legislature to extend the legal rights of married couples to gay and lesbian couples, the public remains evenly divided over whether those rights should include marriage.  

Posted at 12:00 am October 31, 2007, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

CLINTON SOLIDIFIES LEADS OVER PRIMARY RIVALS AND GIULIANI IN NEW JERSEY

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton has surged to a 31-point lead over her nearest rival in the upcoming New Jersey Democratic primary, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am October 26, 2007, in 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CRANKY ELECTORATE STILL GIVES DEMOCRATS THE EDGE

Voters are growing increasingly negative about New Jersey as a place to live, and perceptions of the extent of corruption among public officials is at an all-time high in the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. And yet, likely voters still prefer Democrats over Republicans by margins of 10 to 12 percentage points when asked which party they … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am October 25, 2007, in Jon Corzine, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly, State Legislature, State Senate

VOTERS COOL TO ANOTHER TERM FOR LAUTENBERG

With the November 2008 election still 15 months away, three-fifths of New Jersey voters say it is time for someone else to fill Frank Lautenberg’s seat in the U.S. Senate.  

Posted at 12:00 am August 16, 2007, in Congress, Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

CORZINE FACES UPHILL CLIMB TO SELL TOLL ROAD IDEA

If Gov. Jon Corzine proposes to lease the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway as a way of raising money to pay state debt, he will face opposition from across the political spectrum, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am August 14, 2007, in Jon Corzine, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

GIULIANI AND CLINTON LEAD IN NEW JERSEY, BUT DYNAMICS DEFY CONVENTIONAL WISDOM

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton hold sizable leads in the Garden State as they pursue their parties nominations for president, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am August 9, 2007, in 2008 Election, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll