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THE 2000 SENATE RACE: STILL NOTHING HAPPENING

Last September five of the six major party candidates running for the U.S. Senate held by retiring Frank Lautenberg were virtually unknown. Former Gov. Jim Florio, the only widely known candidate but a contentious figure, ran just slightly ahead ofthe Republicans he was matched up against. Florio’s opponent Jon Corzine was a blip on the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 15, 2000, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Jon Corzine, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

The New Jersey 2000 Senate Race: Here We Go Again! Election Looks Competitive with Whitman as Frontrunner Most Satisfied with Whitman – Florio Matchup

Despite engendering a very mixed public reaction, former Governor Jim Florio runs a surprisingly close second to Governor Christie Whitman and does better against her than two lesser-known Democrats in early matchups for the 2000 U.S. Senate race tested by the Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 16, 1999, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

FLORIO MAINTAINS LEAD

With just a few days left before the election, voters favor the incumbent Jim Florio over the challenger Christine Todd Whitman by a margin of 48 to 39 percent among likely voters. However, there are signs that many New Jerseyans are still in the process of selecting a candidate to vote for. Since a poll … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 31, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO SCORES GAINS ON ISSUES AND IMAGE; MAJORITY FEEL WHITMAN TAX PLAN NOT CREDIBLE

As the 1993 gubernatorial campaign enters its final two weeks, voters are divided over which candidate would do a better job across a number of issue areas. The issues that Whitman has the greatest edge over Florio are holding down taxes, creating jobs, and holding down auto insurance costs. In comparison, more voters feel the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 19, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

FLORIO MAINTAINS LEAD OVER WHITMAN; UNFAVORABLE IMPRESSIONS OF BOTH CANDIDATES INCREASE

As the race for Governor enters its final weeks, Jim Florio leads Christine Todd Whitman by a margin of 52 to 40 percent and 8 percent are undecided. Support for Floria has increased 5 percentage points since the September poll and Whitman’s support increased 2 percentage points.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 17, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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

FLORIO LEADS WHITMAN; VOTER INTEREST DECLINES

Against a backdrop of declining interest in the election, Jim Florio receives support from 47 percent of likely New Jersey voters compared to 38 percent for Christine Todd Whitman. Fifteen percent of the likely voters say that they are undecided about who they will vote for. The latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll indicates that being the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 19, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Voter Turnout

UNEMPLOYMENT AND TAXES ARE KEY ISSUES IN GUBERNATORIAL RACE

Economic issues, particularly unemployment and taxes, are foremost in voters minds as they consider who to vote for in New Jersey’s Gubernatorial contest this November, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll conducted by telephone with 666 registered voters between June 10 and June 16, 1993. Four-in-ten voters in New Jersey say unemployment is the most … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 27, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Unemployment

1993 GUBERNATORIAL RACE; FLORIO HAS MARGINAL LEAD; WHITMAN HAS FIRMER SUPPORT; FLORIO MORE WIDELY KNOWN THAN WHITMAN

As the campaign for Governor of New Jersey begins, Democratic incumbent Jim Florio has a slight lead over Christie Whitman, the Republican challenger. If the election for Governor was held today, Florio would receive 48 percent of the vote and Whitman would receive 43 percent. However, at this time the Whitman voters are more committed … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 20, 1993, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS MORE OPTIMISTIC; RATINGS OF STATE OFFICIALS IMPROVE; PREVIEW OF THE 1993 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

New Jerseyans’ are more optimistic about their state — close to half now feel that New Jersey is “going in the right direction.” This is a 15 percentage point increase from April 1992. In addition, the latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll finds the positive job performance ratings of elected state officials have increased. The Governor’s positive … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 28, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Legislature