March Sun, 1996
NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT EQUAL EDUCATIONAL SPENDING FOR ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS: ASSESSMENT OF THE STATE’S PUBIC SCHOOLS IMPROVES VOUCHERS PREFERRED OVER CHARTER SCHOOLS
Eight-in-ten New Jersey residents agree that spending for education must be equal in all of New Jersey's school districts. However, when it comes to having adequate local funding, New Jerseyans are divided. Forty-four percent say their school district has enough money to provide a quality education, and 45 percent say their district needs additional funding. However, half of the state's residents would vote against any local property tax increase to provide additional funding for their schools.
March Sun, 1996
CLINTON’S PRESIDENTIAL CHANCES ON THE UPSWING; DOLE RANKS TOP AMONG REPUBLICANS, WHITMAN RATINGS NOT HURT BY INCREASED STATE PESSIMISM
President Clinton gets a boost from New Jerseyans with half saying he deserves to be reelected - a 19 percentage point increase in the past year. In addition, his positive job performance ratings have increased 8 percentage points since September to 47 percent. Among the possible Republican candidates, more New Jerseyans say they would vote for Senator Robert Dole for President (10%) than for Pat Buchanan (5%), Steve Forbes (3%), or Lamar Alexander (2%). At this time, 3-in-10 New Jerseyans have not selected who they will vote for
February Sun, 1996
PLAYING THE NEW JERSEY LOTTERY
Playing the New Jersey Lottery is an experience shared by most of the state's residents. At some time, 8-in-10 New Jerseyans have purchased lottery tickets in their state. In addition, 2-in-3 New Jerseyans played the state lottery in the past year and half played in the past month. Close to 1-in-3 residents usually purchase lottery tickets at least once a week.