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MENENDEZ MAINTAINS LEAD IN SENATE RACE

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez holds a four-point lead over state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. in the race for U.S. Senate, and a growing percentage of voters are associating Kean with President Bush, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 22, 2006, in George W. Bush, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

GARDEN STATE INCHES TOWARD KERRY

In a presidential race that many New Jersey voters believe will be the most important election they have ever voted in, the debate on domestic issues has further defined the difference between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry. The latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll found that growing support for the challenger among men, senior citizens … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 19, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FIRST DEBATE GIVES KERRY EDGE; Women Voters Drive a Changing Electorate

Women voters and national security — these are the keys to New Jersey’s evolving electorate. Once considered by most observers to be a safe bet for Democratic challenger John Kerry, New Jersey’s presidential race has caught the attention of partisans from both camps. President George W. Bush lost this state to Al Gore by 16 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 8, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PRESIDENT BOUNCES BACK; Concerns Over Terrorism Cast Doubts About Kerry

Many of the speakers at the recent Republican convention questioned John Kerry’s ability to keep the country safe. This seems to have wiped out the large lead the Democratic challenger built among New Jersey voters following his own party’s nominating convention. Driven by voter concerns on who can do a better job with the war … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 9, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Terrorism

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

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

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

NEW JERSEYANS DIVIDED ON WAR WITH IRAQ; BUSH JOB APPROVAL DOWN TO PRE-9/11 LEVELS

Secretary of State Colin Powell will be addressing the United Nations today, trying to convince the world that war with Iraq is necessary. He has to convince New Jerseyans, too. Residents of the Garden State are deeply divided on the issue. A needle-thin majority of 50 percent favor taking military action in Iraq, and just … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 5, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GARDEN STATE IS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BUSH’S PRESIDENCY

New Jersey residents are giving President George W. Bush the benefit of the doubt as he settles into office, but their expectations for a Bush presidency are not high. Many approve of the job he is doing so far, as well as his cabinet appointments, and most are optimistic about the next four years with … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 5, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, George W. Bush, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The Garden State in the 2000 Election: Gore and Corzine – Perfect Together

A week and a half before the nation votes on November 7, New Jersey still looks like it is firmly in the Democratic Party’s column. The state appears ready to give its 15 electoral votes to Vice President Al Gore, and to replace its retiring Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg with political newcomer Jon Corzine.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 29, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, George W. Bush, Jon Corzine, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race