“QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT” RATINGS DECLINE STEEPLY IN NEW JERSEY

Posted at 12:01 am March 2, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

This is not a pretty picture: For it shows there has been a dramatic decline in the public trust–in how New Jerseyans describe the quality of their government– over just the last two years. In April 2001, positive ratings of excellent or good outnumbered negative ones of only fair or poor by a margin of 54 to 43 percent. Now just 38 percent of state residents boast that theirs is a government of at least good quality—only one percent describe it as excellent. Fully 60 percent offer critical assessments.

 

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