October Sun, 2005
FORRESTER NARROWS GAP IN GUBERNATORIAL RACE
Republican Doug Forrester has made significant gains in the race for governor, trailing Democrat Jon Corzine by seven points among likely voters and 10 points among registered voters, according to a Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll conducted Oct. 3-6. The last Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, conducted Sept. 6-9, had Corzine leading Forrester by 18 points among likely voters and 20 points among registered voters.
September Wed, 2005
FEELING PAIN AT THE PUMP
Motorists are driving less and reducing spending in other areas of their household budgets in response to the recent spike in gas prices, according to the latest Star- Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. A statewide survey of 751 motorists, conducted Sept. 6-9, found that more than half (53 percent) said they are reining in spending in other areas as a result of gas prices. Close to half (49 percent) said they have cut down on vacation and weekend travel. And one-third said they attend entertainment or sports events less often.
September Sun, 2005
UNEASE OVER THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Four years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a majority of New Jersey residents say the United States is losing the war on terrorism and only one in five say that the federal government will respond effectively if a disaster strikes New Jersey. At the same time, President Bush’s job approval rating in New Jersey has reached an all-time low, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll.
June Sun, 2005
WE’VE GOT A RACE: NJ GUBERNATORIAL RACE STARTS OUT COMPETITIVELY
The first Star-Ledger/Eagleton Rutgers Poll conducted after the New Jersey gubernatorial primary on June 7 reveals that front-runner Senator Jon Corzine’s edge over Republican nominee Doug Forrester is a shallow one, with voters divided over which candidate is best able to handle two of the key issues facing the state: property taxes and corruption.