May Sun, 2005
RED HOPES IN A BLUE STATE: POTENTIAL OPENING FOR GOP IN NJ GUBERNATORIAL RACE
According to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, the 2005 New Jersey Gubernatorial race remains in flux, with front-runner Senator Jon Corzine’s support broad but weakened. However, a strong GOP contender has yet to emerge, with only 19% percent of likely registered Republican voters saying they have decided which candidate to support in the Republican primary, now only three weeks off.
March Mon, 2005
PRESIDENT BUSH’S APPROVAL AT LOWEST POINT SINCE JANUARY 2001
On Friday, President George W. Bush made New Jersey the first stop on his tour to build support for his Social Security plan. While national polls suggest that the President faces some challenges in persuading voters to support his plan, the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll demonstrates that Bush faces an additional hurdle in his efforts to sway New Jerseyians: a public increasingly disappointed in Bush’s handling of his presidency.
February Mon, 2005
DID CODEY BACK OUT TOO SOON?
Even though Acting Governor Richard Codey has decided not to enter the 2005 gubernatorial race, his impressive standing among voters of all political stripes prompts the question: what might have been?
February Sun, 2005
NEW JERSEY GUBERNATORIAL 2005: Corzine with an early advantage; Republican nomination still up for grabs; Corruption and Terrorism Top Voters’ Priorities
In the wake of Acting Governor Richard Codey’s decision not to run for a full term, Democratic U.S. Senator Jon Corzine has emerged as the frontrunner in the 2005 race for governor. But gubernatorial candidates of both parties face an interesting challenge this year. Voters are looking for a new governor whose agenda extends beyond familiar, nuts-and-bolts issues like property taxes, education, and auto insurance; they want a governor who will take on more fundamental and intractable problems like corruption in state government and terrorism.