Question: 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?
 
Statewide
Sept. 24-30
14th District
Oct 8-11
 
  Right Direction
33%
23
 
  Wrong track
52%
52
 
  Unsure
14%
25
 

 

Question: Have you heard of Ö Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Ö? Would that be very or somewhat favorable/unfavorable?
 
James McGreevey
Statewide
Sept. 24-30
James McGreevey1
4th District

Oct 8-11
Anthony Cimino
Peter Inverso
  Very favorable
†6%
11
10
26
  Somewhat favorable
35%
26
17
21
  Somewhat unfavorable
29%
23
† 9
† 9
  Very unfavorable
21%
32
† 7
† 7
  Heard of but no opinion/donít know
†9%
† 8
45
33
  Havenít heard ofÖ
†1%
† 0
13
†† 4

 

Question: How would you rate the job Jim McGreevey is doing as governoróexcellent, good, only fair, or poor? Question: How would you rate the job Peter Inverso has done as state senator ----excellent, good, only fair, or poor?
 
Statewide
Sept. 24-30
14th District
Oct 8-11
Excellent or Good
29%
25
44
Fair or Poor
69%
71
29
Donít know/unsure
2%
† 4
28

 

Question: Do you think that James McGreevey has done a good enough job as governor to deserve reelection or would you rather see a new person in that job?  
 
Statewide
Sept. 24-30
14th District
Oct. 8-11
  Re-elect
27%
23
  New person
61%
60
  Donít know
11%
16

 

Question: This November in New Jersey there will be an election for the state legislature. In this yearís election for state assembly and state senate do you think youíll be voting for the Democratic or Republican candidates?
 
Statewide
Sept. 24-30
14th District
Oct. 8-11
  Republican
30%
34
  Democrat
42%
31
  Unsure
21%
21
  Both/mixed
5%
11
  Neither
2%
† 2

 

Question: If the election for New Jerseyís state Senate were held right now, and you had to make a choice, which of the following two candidates would you vote forÖ orÖ?† [If unsure: ďwhich way do you lean?Ē]
 
All
Rep.
Ind.
Dem.
Anthony Cimino, the Democratic candidate
29
† 6
23
52
†††† lean Cimino
† 3
† 1
† 0
† 7
Total Cimino
32
† 7
23
59
Peter Inverso, the Republican candidate
44
78
40
16
†††† lean Inverso
† 1
† 1
† 3
† 1
Total Inverso
45
79
42
17
Unsure
20
13
25
21
Other
† 4
† 1
10
† 2

 

Question: If you knew that a candidate was a strong supporter of Governor McGreevey, would that make you more or less likely to vote for that candidate?†
N= 200
All
14th District
Republicans
Independents
Democrats
  More
26
† 6
25
46
  Less
48
75
54
21
  Neither
17
12
10
20
  Unsure
10
† 6
10
12
  Ref.
†--
--
--
† 1

 

Question: If you knew that a candidate was a strong opponent of Governor McGreevey, would that make you more or less likely to vote for that candidate?
N= 200
14th District
Republicans
Independents
Democrats
  More
38
66
35
19
  Less
24
11
20
38
  Neither
21
14
15
24
  Unsure
14
† 6
30
17
  Ref.
† 4
† 3
--
† 3

 


Question: [Still thinking about your Senate district] Which party, the Democrats or Republicans, does a better job... [rotate]?
   
Statewide
Sept. 24-30
14th District
Oct 8-11
Controlling spending
  Democrats
32%
25
  Republicans
34%
35
  Neither/both
21%
21
  Donít know
12%
18
Controlling taxes
  Democrats
29%
25
  Republicans
37%
35
  Neither/both
25%
24
  Donít know
10%
15
Dealing with overdevelopment and suburban sprawl
  Democrats
37%
32
  Republicans
17%
22
  Neither/both
25%
22
  Donít know
21%
23
Dealing with the auto insurance problem
  Democrats
23%
24
  Republicans
15%
17
  Neither or both
44%
34
  Donít know
19%
25
Protecting the environment
  Democrats
52%
43
  Republicans
17%
19
  Neither/both
17%
18
  Donít know
14%
18
Upholding ethical standards
  Democrats
24%
23
  Republicans
28%
29
  Neither/both
33%
23
  Donít know
15%
24
Providing security from terror attacks
  Democrats
15%
17
  Republicans
32%
27
  Neither/both
30%
19
  Donít know
23%
34
Question: Which of these issues we just talked about do you think should be the top priority in the coming year for the governor and legislature?
 
Statewide
Sept 24-30
14th District
Oct 8-11
  controlling taxes
23%
33
  controlling spending
20%
15
  Security from terror attacks
17%
† 7
  Auto insurance
16%
12
  overdevelopment and suburban sprawl
11%
17
  Protecting the environment
7%
†9
  Ethical standards
6%
†8

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see also:

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

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