Jim McGreevey Archives - Center for Public Interest Polling

McGREEVEY, WE HARDLY KNEW YE

It’s been four weeks since James McGreevey shocked New Jersey with the announcement that he is gay and will resign his office on November 15. And in that time, little has changed in public attitudes toward the Governor and his decision.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 13, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY PUBLIC REACTS TO GOVERNOR’S RESIGNATION

New Jerseyans are trying to sort out the recent bombshell dropped by James McGreevey. On Thursday, the Governor announced that he is gay and vill resign from office because of issues surrounding an extramarital affair with another man. On first hearing the news, New Jerseyans are divided on whether McGreevey should have stuck out his … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 15, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

REGIONALIZATION: A LONG ROW TO HOE

In November, Governor James McGreevey stood before a gathering of the state’s municipal leaders and — echoing proposals offered by his two elected predecessors — called for regionalization of local services as a way to reduce the tax burden on New Jersey citizens. And while property taxes continue to rise, the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll finds … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 25, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC OPINION ON GOVERNOR MCGREEVEY TURNS NEGATIVE; Job Performance Rating Drops; Re-Election Number Suggests Vulnerability

The picture facing Governor James E. MeGreevey is as bleak as the winter landscape. His job performance rating has declined markedly since September; Democratic support continues to fall; more Garden State residents now hold unfavorable than favorable opinions of him, and only one-third of the state’s registered voters say they would vote for a second … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 22, 2004, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WHITHER McGREEVEY? NEW JERSEYANS AMBIVALENT ABOUT THEIR GOVERNOR

Halfway into his term as Governor, James McGreevey is at a crossroad. At midterm, the public’s assessment of the Governor is decidedly ambivalent. As many New Jerseyans approve as disapprove of the job McGreevey is doing as Governor, many are unsure whether he has a clear vision for the state, and few feel that the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 14, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOVERNOR McGREEVEY: “NOT DEAD AT ALL. THANKS FOR ASKING.”

Trying to find anyone inside of Trenton with something nice to say about Jim McGreevey lately has been a little like trying to find Saddam Hussein. Republicans are openly enthusiastic about the prospect of running against McGreevey in two years; some Democratic leaders are quietly whispering about a primary challenge to the Governor. But the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 11, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC OPINION OF GOVERNOR McGREEVEY AT YEAR 1

James E. McGreevey was inaugurated the 51st Governor of New Jersey just 126 days after the World Trade Center buildings fell, inheriting a weak economy and a gaping budget deficit. Not a hand that many would like to have to play. But this is the job McGreevey wanted, a job he had campaigned for non-stop … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 16, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOVERNOR McGREEVEY FALL REPORT CARD: MEETS EXPECTATIONS BUT COULD DO BETTER

While James E. McGreevey’s job approval rating has slipped somewhat in the last few months, the news from the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll is not all bad for New Jersey’s chief executive. While fewer than half of the state’s residents give their governor positive marks on his job performance, most acknowledge that the state is facing … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 22, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GARDEN STATE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT McGREEVEY’S TENURE

Governor James McGreevey gets positive marks so far, and New Jerseyans are optimistically looking forward to the next four years. Forty-five percent of New Jerseyans approve of the job MeGreevey is doing as governor, while 21 percent disapprove and 34 percent have no opinion. Fifty-five percent of state residents say they are optimistic about the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 13, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

McGREEVEY HOLDS COMMANDING LEAD IN GUBERNATORIAL: SCHUNDLER LISTING; DEMOCRATS HOLD NARROW ADVANTAGE IN ASSEMBLY RACES

Jim McGreevey has widened his lead and now holds a commanding advantage over his Republican opponent Bret Schundler going into the final days of the campaign for Governor. According to the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, the Woodbridge Democrat is ahead by a 17 percentage point margin—53 to 36 percent— with just 8 percent still undecided … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 4, 2001, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly