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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

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