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RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEYANS OVERWHELMINGLY BELIEVE STATE POLITICS IS CORRUPT

As New Jersey voters elected a corruption-busting former US Attorney to the Governor’s office, a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll of state residents finds overwhelming belief that New Jersey politics is corrupt, with more than half believing the state is more corrupt than other states. At the same time they are divided about the harshness of punishment to … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am November 5, 2009, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

“QUALITY OF GOVERNMENT” RATINGS DECLINE STEEPLY IN NEW JERSEY

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 … Read more …

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

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

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

NEW JERSEY GOVERNMENT GETS MIDDLING MARKS RACIAL PROFILING AND ETHICS LOOM LARGE

In the midst of swirling political controversies in New Jersey engulfing the acting Governor, a United States senator, and a Supreme Court justice, a narrow majority of residents surveyed between April 11th and 17th rated the quality of their state government as good, while more than four in ten rated it as only fair or … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 25, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Most New Jerseyans Are Unaware As DiFrancesco Comes Under Fire But The More People Know, The Worse It Looks

Despite recent press coverage of questionable real estate transactions and allegations of unethical conduct while serving as Scotch Plains City Attorney, acting Governor Donald DiFrancesco is flying under the public radar. Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey residents say they are unfamiliar with the recent controversy over his real estate and business dealings with major state … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 19, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ CONTRARY VIEWS OF POLITICIANS: RE-ELECT THE SCOUNDRELS

Want a public opinion puzzle? OK. Explain this one: Most New Jerseyans have unfavorable views of politicians, think they go into and stay in politics for reasons of personal gain, and believe almost half of them to be corrupt. Yet the same people also say they are far more likely to vote for an experienced … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 18, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll