October Tue, 2002

LAUTENBERG SUBSTITUTION REVIVES DEMOCRATS’ CHANCES EVEN WHILE ENERGIZING REPUBLICANS SENATE RACE A TOSS-UP AMONG LIKELY VOTERS

The Democrats are indeed in much better shape to win the Senate election with former Senator Frank Lautenberg having replaced current Senator Bob Torricelli on the ticket. A Star- Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers poll concluded Sunday night shows Lautenberg leading Republican Douglas Forrester by a margin of 6 percentage points among potential voters, 46 to 40, with the remainder undecided.

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June Fri, 2002

ISSUES IN THE RACE FOR SENATE: National Security and Terrorism Top Voters’ List

Voters say that in this November’s election for United States Senator from New Jersey their choice will be determined more by the candidates’ positions on the issues than the candidates’ personal qualities. And at this early stage of the election, the voters’ issue agenda favors Democratic incumbent Bob Torricelli over his Republican challenger Doug Forrester. According to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, voters’ top issue concerns in this election include national security and terrorism, health care and prescription drugs, and education.

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