November Sun, 2001
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 and 3 percent intending to vote for some other candidate in Tuesday’s election. McGreevey held just a 12-point lead over Schundler in Eagleton’s mid-October survey.
October Tue, 2001
ISSUES AND CANDIDATES IN THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR Trust and Leadership Top Voters’ Wish List, but Neither Candidate Has the Advantage
Above all, voters in New Jersey want to be able to trust their next governor to do what’s right, and they want him to be a strong leader. But according to The Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, voters are currently divided over which candidate better offers these qualities. Given a list of candidate traits, nine out of ten likely voters say it is “extremely important” to them that their next governor be someone they can trust to do what’s right, and a nearly equal number say it is “extremely important” for their next governor to be a strong leader.
October Sun, 2001
WILL VOTERS EVER TUNE IN? The Governor’s Race Tightens Slightly, But Voter Interest Wanes
Voters are tuning out, rather than in, as the election for New Jersey Governor draws near. And as a result, little about the race has changed. While a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll shows that the race has tightened a few points in the past three weeks, Democrat Jim McGreevey continues to hang onto a double-digit lead. Currently McGreevey leads Republican Bret Schundler 45 percent to 33 percent, with 22 percent of voters still undecided. In late September McGreevey led Schundler by 15 points – 46 percent to 31 percent. When those who lean towards a candidate are included, McGreevey leads Schundler 50 percent to 38 percent in the current poll.
September Wed, 2001
GUBERNATORIAL ISSUES: EDUCATION AND AUTO INSURANCE TOP VOTERS’ CONCERNS: McGREEVEY SUPPORTERS MORE CONCERNED ABOUT ISSUES
As the general election season in this year’s race for governor heats up, New Jersey voters have serious issue concerns, with “education” and “auto insurance rates” topping the list according to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. Three-quarters of registered voters in the Garden State say that education is an “extremely important” issue to them in this year’s election, and seven in ten say automobile insurance rates are extremely important. Property taxes are also considered extremely important by two-thirds of voters.