Response by Rick Thigpen

"In spite of being left to clean up the mess caused by the Republicans fiscal mismanagement, the majority of voters give the Governor a favorable rating. (See Table 6.) In fact, Gov. McGreevey polls more favorably than any of the other politicians tested-an impressive accomplishment considering the challenges he has faced. "Former Gov. C. Whitman was able to achieve what many thought impossible. She has surpassed Jim Florio as the most unpopular former governor of New Jersey. "Senator Torricelli shows a commanding lead against any of the Republican challengers-who are largely unknown--and appears to be on course towards a successful re-election campaign."

see also:
Larson's Analysis
Salmore's Analysis
Tabular Results
Survey Details


Comment by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind Academic Associate, Rick Thigpen (J.D., Columbia University Law School). Rick is a former Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic Party and now a partner in The Strategy Group.

Rick Thigpen, Esq. can be reached at (609) 394-0888

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