March Mon, 2005


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.

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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.

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