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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

ISSUES AND CANDIDATES IN THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR

Above all, voters in New Jersey want to be able to trust their next governor to do what’s right, and they want him to be a strong leader. But according to The Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, voters are currently divided over which candidate better offers these qualities. Given a list of candidate traits, nine out often likely … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE NEW JERSEY STATE PLAN

As the State Planning Commission prepares to adopt an updated version of the New Jersey State Plan this week, residents rate the existing version of the plan as largely ineffectual. While New Jerseyans feel that the goals of the State Plan are very important, after nearly a decade under the Plan they see little, if … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 25, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

JOB SATISFACTION AND JOB INSECURITY A PROFILE OF EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN NEW JERSEY

While close to 9-in-10 employed New Jerseyans say they are satisfied with their current job, many are uneasy about their job security. Pour-in-ten are concerned that they will be unemployed in the next year or two, and 1 -in-4 work for companies where there have been layoffs in the past year to reduce the workforce. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 21, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Unemployment

QUALITY OF LIFE IN NEW JERSEY; MOBILITY AND SOCIABILITY

While there is pessimism about the overall quality of life in New Jersey, most residents plan to stay in the state. Overall, 7-in- 10 residents feel there is increasing anger about the quality of life in New Jersey. However, half say New Jersey residents rate their quality of life the same as people in other … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 13, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Quality of Life, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IN NEW JERSEY POSTS MODEST GAINS

While there are signs that consumer confidence in New Jersey is on the rise, the rate of improvement from a year ago may at best be described as modest, according to the Star-Ledger! Eagleton Poll’s annual survey of consumer confidence. Twenty-eight percent of residents currently say that economically the state is in good times, a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 13, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

JERSEYANS FEEL STATE INCOME TAX CUT WILL HELP ECONOMY; BUT REJECT IT IF IT MEANS HIGHER PROPERTY TAXES

A majority (6 1%) of New Jersey residents feel that Governor Whitman’s plan to cut state income tax rates by 30 percent over three years will help stimulate New Jersey’s economy, and half of the state’s residents believe that Whitman will be able to provide this tax cut.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 27, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NEITHER FLORIO NOR WHITMAN SEEN AS BETTER ON HANDLING THE ECONOMY

With nearly 4-in-5 voters describing economic conditions in New Jersey as in bad times, majorities do not think that the election of either Jim Florio or Christine Todd Whitman as governor will make any difference in improving economic conditions in the state (51%) or in creating new jobs in New Jersey (61%).  

Posted at 12:01 am September 26, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS REPORT DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIMES; SOME SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT ARE SEEN

A majority of New Jersey residents continue to express concerns over economic conditions in the state, with 72 percent describing New Jersey in bad economic times. This is, however, an improvement over one year ago when 84 percent felt the state was experiencing bad times economically.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 7, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ECONOMIC ISSUES DOMINATE VOTER CONCERNS; CLINTON SEEN AS BETTER ABLE TO HANDLE IMPORTANT ISSUES

Economic concerns top the list of issues New Jersey voters think are important in the 1992 presidential campaign. More than 9-in-lO voters say that both “providing jobs’ and “managing the economy” are very important issues in this presidential election. Also, more than 2-in-S voters specifically mention unemployment as the most important problem the next president … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 22, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll