July Sun, 1993
CLINTON RATINGS DOWN — BUT PRESIDENT VIEWED AS BETTER THAN BUSH
President Bill Clinton's job performance ratings have declined 16 percentage points in the past four months. While about 3-in-10 state residents give the President positive ratings, more than twice as many — 7-in-10 — rate his overall performance in office negatively.
June Sun, 1993
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 important issue the next governor will have to face; an additional 2-in-10 say it is taxes; and another 1-in-10 identify some other economic problem as the most important issue.
June Sun, 1993
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 to their candidate. While 30 percent of the Whitman voters say there is a chance that they would vote for Florio, 45 percent of the Florio voters might switch to Whitman.
March Sun, 1993
CRIME SEEN AS SERIOUS PROBLEM IN NEW JERSEY; PERCEPTIONS OF SAFETY IN NEIGHBORHOOD AND HOME DECLINE
Fully two-thirds of New Jersey residents feel that crime is a very serious problem in the state. In addition, three-in-ten residents feel crime has increased in their neighborhood over the past year while only 1-in-20 say it has gone down; and more than half now say that crime is at least a somewhat serious problem in their own neighborhood.