Robert Torricelli Archives - Center for Public Interest Polling

ISSUES IN THE 2002 SENATE CAMPAIGN; NOTHING IN PLAY OR “THE SEINFELD ELECTION”

Even though incumbent Senator Robert Torricelli has withdrawn from the 2002 Senate election in New Jersey he still casts a big shadow. The race that once so was singularly focused on his ethics and integrity is now about, well, nothing.

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 2002, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, 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

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

1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS A STATE IN FLUX CLINTON’S LEAD DECLINES; ZIMMER AND TORRICELLI EVEN VOTER INTEREST DROPS

While President Bill Clinton still leads former Senator Bob Dole 45 to 34 percent, there has been a 10 percentage point decline in the Presidents support since the poll conducted in mid-October. In addition, President Clinton who has had support for re-election among a majority of New Jersey voters since February, now finds the state’s … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 3, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

1996 CAMPAIGN ISSUES

More of New Jersey’s registered voters are informed about the issues being discussed in the Presidential campaign than are informed about issues in the U.S. Senate race. Eight-in-ten voters can name an issue they think is being discussed by Republican Bob Dole and 3-in-4 can name an issue that Democrat Bill Clinton is talking about. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 25, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS CLINTON LEADS DOLE; LOW AWARENESS OF SENATE CANDIDATES

President Bill Clinton currently has more firm supporters than Bob Dole, but 30 percent of New Jersey registered voters are uncertain about their choice. Among registered New Jersey voters who say they will not change their minds before Election Day, Clinton is ahead of Dole by a margin of 42 to 23 percent. Clinton has … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 15, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS CLINTON LEADS DOLE; FEW KNOW TORRICELLI AND ZIMMER

At this early stage in the elections for President and for the Senate, there are opportunities for all four candidates to launch winning campaigns. Although President Bill Clinton currently has more supporters than Bob Dole, 36 percent ofNew Jersey registered voters are currently uncertain about their choice. Among registered New Jersey voters who say they … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 23, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll