Tables

Question: In your opinion, do you believe that the country is moving in the right direction or do you believe it has gotten off on the wrong track?

January 2005

All

Dem.

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Right direction

36%

15

28

65

42

31

Wrong track

50%

76

48

20

47

53

Donít know/Unsure

14%

10

24

16

11

17

October 29

All

Dem.

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Right direction

37%

12

29

73

42

34

Wrong track

52%

76

56

20

48

55

Donít know/Unsure

11%

12

14

† 7

10

11

September 29

All

Dem.

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Right direction

35%

11

19

73

41

31

Wrong track

52%

79

56

17

50

54

Donít know/Unsure

13%

10

26

10

† 9

16

July Ď04

All

Dem.

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Right direction

36%

14

31

64

40

34

Wrong track

51%

77

49

23

49

53

Donít know/Unsure

12%

†9

20

13

11

13

April í04††††††

All

Dem.

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Right direction

38%

13

35

65

43

33

Wrong track

48%

73

52

21

46

50

Donít know/Unsure

14%

14

14

14

11

17

January Ď04

All

Dem.

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Right direction

47%

25

47

75

54

41

Wrong track

38%

56

37

16

33

42

Donít know/Unsure

15%

19

16

10

14

17

National and New Jersey Comparison on direction

Question: In your opinion, do you believe that Ö is moving in the right direction or do you believe it has gotten off on the wrong track?

 

the country

New Jersey

Right direction

36%

40%

Wrong track

50%

45%

Donít know/Unsure

14%

15%


Question: How would you rate the job George W. Bush is doing as Presidentóexcellent, good, only fair, or poor?

Jan 2005

All

Dem

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Excellent

12%

2

5

28

14

11

Good

31%

12

36

52

31

31

Only fair

25%

34

26

13

22

27

Poor

31%

52

33

† 6

33

30

Donít know/Unsure (vol)

†1%

--

--

† 1

†1

†1

Oct. 29

All

Dem

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Excellent

15%

†2

†9

33

16

14

Good

26%

13

23

45

27

26

Only fair

24%

29

34

14

22

25

Poor

32%

53

31

† 7

32

32

Donít know/Unsure (vol)

† 3%

† 3

† 4

† 1

† 3

† 3

September 29

All

Dem

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Excellent

16%

†2

† 9

35

17

15

Good

29%

13

29

49

30

28

Only fair

24%

33

30

10

21

26

Poor

30%

51

26

† 5

31

29

Donít know/Unsure (vol)

† 2%

†2

† 6

† 1

† 2

†2

July Ď04

All

Dem

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Excellent

16%

†2

†9

34

19

13

Good

26%

11

21

43

25

27

Only fair

27%

33

39

18

26

28

Poor

29%

52

24

†4

27

30

Donít know/Unsure (vol)

† 2%

† 1

†7

†1

†3

†2

April Ď04

All

Dem

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Excellent

15%

†1

10

31

19

12

Good

28%

11

27

44

27

28

Only fair

27%

35

36

17

26

29

Poor

29%

50

25

† 7

28

30

Donít know/Unsure (vol)

† 1%

†1

† 2

--

--

† 2

January Ď04

All

Dem

Ind.

Rep.

Men

Women

Excellent

17%

† 4

11

36

23

12

Good

34%

17

44

53

33†

36

Only fair

28%

45

29

† 7

24

32

Poor

19%

33

13

† 4

19

19

Donít know/Unsure (vol)

† 2%

† 2

† 4

--

† 2

† 2

President and Governor Comparison on job performance.

Question: How would you rate the jobÖ is doing asÖóexcellent, good, only fair, or poor?

January 2005

Bush/

president

Codey/

governor

Excellent

12%

†6%

Good

31%

35%

Only fair

25%

27%

Poor

31%

†3%

Donít know/Unsure (vol)

†1%

30%


Question: How well is the U.S. military effort in Iraq goingÖ?

 

All

Dem

Ind

Rep

Bush counties

Oct

Ď04

July

Ď04

April

†Ď04

Jan

Ď04

Sept

†Ď03

Very well

†8%

†3

†8

14

†9

†8%

17

17

21

21

Fairly well

35%

18

32

55

41

33%

42

38

48

40

Not too well

31%

38

30

23

28

27%

25

27

19

25

Not at all well

26%

42

30

† 8

22

28%

13

12

† 8

10

Unsure

--

--

--

--

--

†3%

†4

† 6

† 3

4


Question:† Considering everything, do you think the United States did the right thing in going to war with Iraq, or do you think it was a mistake?

 

Party

Gender

 

All

Dem

Ind.

Rep

Men

Women

Right thing

40%

14

34

72

44

37

Mistake

54%

81

51

22

52

55

Donít know (vol.)

†6%

† 5

15

†6

†4

† 8

Contacts:
Rick Thigpen, academic associate, 609-394-0888.
Steve Salmore, research professor of political science: 973-292-3633.
Peter Woolley, coordinator: 973-443-8725

Radio actuality line: (201) 692-2846.

For more information, please call (201) 692-7032.

see also:

Survey Analysis
Salmore's Analysis
Thigpen's Analysis
Survey Details

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