August Thu, 2017
THREE-QUARTERS SAY GARDEN STATE OFF ON THE WRONG TRACK; NEW LOWS FOR CHRISTIE, MIXED VIEWS ON MENENDEZ, AND GOV CANDIDATES REMAIN UNKOWN
New Jersey is one unhappy state, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fewer than one in five registered voters think their state is going in the right direction, while almost three-quarters think it is off on the wrong track; another one in 10 is unsure. Part of that dissatisfaction is based upon state and national leadership. Just 16 percent have a favorable opinion of Gov. Chris Christie; the same number approves of the job he is doing as governor. Both ratings mark new all-time lows for the Governor.
January Tue, 2017
BORN TO RUN? 2017 GOV. CANDIDATES MOSTLY UNKNOWN IN GARDEN STATE
As Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno announces today that she will run for governor, she enters a race in which building significant name recognition will be an uphill battle for each and every candidate, including herself. When last asked by the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll for their impressions of (then) prospective and declared gubernatorial candidates, New Jersey voters were largely unaware of any of the major players.
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.