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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

VIRTUAL TIE IN U.S. SENATE RACE

With less than six weeks to go before the Nov. 7 midterm election, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that the race for the U.S. Senate is a virtual tie, with Democratic incumbent Robert Menendez receiving support from 45 percent of likely voters and State Senator Tom Kean, Jr. backed by 44 percent of likely voters. … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am September 28, 2006, in Congress, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

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

SENATE RACE: MENENDEZ HAS SMALL EARLY LEAD OVER KEAN, JR. WHILE 12% CONFUSE KEAN WITH HIS FATHER

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez leads State Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. 40% to 35% among registered voters in the race for the U.S. Senate, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll conducted March 26-30 among 800 adults, including 676 registered voters.  

Posted at 12:00 am April 6, 2006, in Congress, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

2002 ELECTION POTPOURRI: ISSUES, CANDIDATE QUALITIES, ENGAGEMENT and THE CONGRESS

While Democrat Bob Torricelli better understands the problems facing the state, Republican Doug Forrester is more honest. So say New Jersey voters. And with these as their top two concerns, it is little wonder the race for the Senate is so close in mid September.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 17, 2002, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

THE SENATE RACE 2002: A REFERENDUM ON TORRICELLI

There’s good and bad news for incumbent U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli in the latest Star-LedgerlEagleton-Rutgers Poll. The good news is that his Republican opponent Douglas Forrester remains largely unknown to New Jersey voters. The bad news is that even as Torricelli is running mainly against himself, he’s not ahead. Among those potential voters who choose … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 12, 2002, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

NO RELIEF FOR TORRICELLI POST-INVESTIGATION; But Potential Opponents Have Uphill Battles of Their Own

Views of Senator Robert Torricelli and his fundraising activities have not improved since last spring, even after the five-year federal investigation into his 1996 campaign finally drew to a close in January with no charges filed against him. Despite the lack of charges, most New Jerseyans who know about the investigations still believe Torricelli did … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 10, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

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

THE SENATE ELECTION – IDEOLOGY & ISSUES

While Democratic Senate candidate Jon Corzine may be running one of the most progressive and leftist Senate campaigns in the 2000 election, less than one-quarter of New Jersey’s registered voters classify him as a liberal. In fact, the majority of registered voters—55 percent–report that they aren’t sure what ideological stance Corzine takes.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 18, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Jon Corzine, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

CORZINE LEADS FRANKS IN NJ SENATE BID: MANY VOTERS HAVE YET TO TUNE IN TO NJ ELECTION

Labor Day has past, and with commendable back-to-school fervor, a majority of New Jerseyans—52 percent—are paying close attention to the U.S. Senate election. Unfortunately, it’s the Senate election in neighboring New York State between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Rick Lazio to which they are attuned. Just one-quarter ofthis number—a lowly 14 percent—say they … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 17, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Jon Corzine, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race