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.
August Sun, 2001
McGREEVEY BEGINS FALL CAMPAIGN WITH COMMANDING LEAD
As summer vacation season ends Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim McGreevey is enjoying smooth sailing, while his Republican opponent Bret Schundler is stuck in traffic somewhere on the Parkway. Ten weeks before election day McGreevey holds a commanding 49 to 30 percent lead among likely voters, with about two in ten undecided. With those who say they “lean” towards a candidate added to the tabulation, McGreevey’s advantage over Schundler expands to a margin of 54 to 33 percent.
April Sun, 2001
THE NEW JERSEY 2001 ELECTIONS–6 MONTHS OUT: McGREEVEY AND DEMOCRATS WELL POSITIONED
With the governor’s office and both houses of the legislature at stake in November’s election, New Jersey’s electorate is leaning Democratic, threatening eight years of Republican ownership of the governor’s mansion and 10 years of Republican control of both houses of the state legislature.