Background Memo  

The most recent survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University 's PublicMind was conducted by telephone from January 3 through January 10 using a randomly selected sample of 707 registered voters statewide aged 18 and over. The sampling error for 707 adults is +/- 4 percentage points at the 95 percent level of confidence. Survey results are also subject to non-sampling error. This kind of error, which cannot be measured, arises from a number of factors including, but not limited to, non-response (eligible individuals refusing to be interviewed), question wording, the order in which questions are asked, and variations among interviewers. All PublicMind interviews are conducted by TMR, Inc. of Cedar Knolls, NJ. Professionally trained interviewers use a CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) system. Random selection > is achieved through computerized random-digit dialing. This technique gives every person with a phone number (including those with unlisted numbers) an equal chance of being selected.

The questions included in this release are as follows:


Question: Now, turning to New Jersey … In your opinion, do you think things in New Jersey are moving in the right direction or do you think the state has gotten off on the wrong track?

Question: Have you heard of [rotate list]? If you haven't just tell me. [If yes, ask:] Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of …? Would that be very or somewhat?

Question: Now let's think about the best and worst governors of New Jersey . In your opinion, who has been the best governor of New Jersey .. [ rotate names]…or someone else? : And who was the second best…?

Question: In your opinion, who has been the worst governor of New Jersey …or someone else?



see also:
Survey Analysis
Democratic Analysis
Republican Analysis
Tabular Results

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