June 22, 2004 - McGreevey On Plus Side For First Time In 20 Months, New Jersey Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Garden State's Economic Recovery Has Begun, Voters Say
Gov. James McGreevey gets a 45 - 39 percent approval rating from New Jersey voters, his first positive rating in 20 months, as his indicators are moving up, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The Governor went from a negative 38 - 47 percent rating in a March 9 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University to a near-even 41 - 43 percent approval May 19.

Support for McGreevey's proposal to increase the state income tax on people making more than $500,000 per year, using the money for property tax relief, has inched up from 59 - 34 percent May 19 to 61 - 32 percent today.

"With election day more than a year away, Gov. McGreevey is beginning to look like the comeback kid. New Jersey voters, sensing that economic recovery has begun in the state and strongly favoring McGreevey's tax-the-rich proposal, have pushed the governor's approval rating into positive territory for the first time in almost two years," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"But the Governor is not out of the woods yet - only 34 percent want to see him re-elected, while 51 percent would prefer someone else. But until Republicans find a strong 'someone else,' McGreevey's prospects for a second term look good."

New Jersey voters give McGreevey better scores on three character issues, saying:
  • 47 - 42 percent that McGreevey has strong leadership qualities;
  • 50 - 37 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
  • 47 - 43 percent that he cares about their needs and problems.
He still gets a negative 33 - 51 percent approval for handling the state budget, a negative 27 - 61 percent for handling property taxes, and a negative 42 - 46 percent for handling the economy and jobs. His positive scores are 48 - 37 percent for handling education and 54 - 28 percent for the environment.

Voters also agree 72 - 17 percent with McGreevey's proposal to call a constitutional convention after the 2005 elections to restructure the property tax system in New Jersey. Economic Outlook

A total of 54 percent of New Jersey voters are very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in the state, with 46 percent who are somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied, the highest satisfaction rate in 27 months.

The state's economy is "excellent," 2 percent say, as 51 percent say it is "good;" 36 percent say it is "not so good," and 9 percent say it is "poor."

The economic recovery in New Jersey has begun, voters say 55 - 39 percent.

"While a majority of voters feel economic recovery is underway, they are less certain about their own economic situation," Richards said.

"While 36 percent say they are better off now than a year ago, almost the same number say they are worse off and 56 percent say the economy will stay about the same way it is now for the next 12 months."

From June 15 - 20, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,167 New Jersey registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and nationally as a public service and for research. For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu and quicklinks or call (203) 582-5201.

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling his job as Governor?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 45 39 16 May 19, 2004 41 43 16 Mar 9, 2004 38 47 15 Nov 12, 2003 34 52 14 Sep 24, 2003 35 52 14 Jul 17, 2003 35 49 16 Jun 18, 2003 35 47 18 Apr 2, 2003 38 44 18 Jan 29, 2003 40 41 18 Dec 11, 2002 37 42 21 Oct 7, 2002 44 43 13 Sep 12, 2002 41 36 23 Aug 8, 2002 42 34 25 Jun 20, 2002 43 30 27 Apr 24, 2002 40 32 28 Mar 7, 2002 46 22 32 Jan 31, 2002 42 19 39



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 36 44 20 May 19, 2004 38 39 23 Mar 9, 2004 34 47 19 Nov 12, 2003 30 51 19 Sep 24, 2003 33 49 18 Jul 17, 2003 32 48 20 Jun 18, 2003 30 46 24 Apr 2, 2003 38 39 24



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as United States Senator?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 46 29 25 May 19, 2004 49 27 23 Mar 9, 2004 47 28 25 Nov 12, 2003 44 30 26 Sep 24, 2003 48 30 22 Jul 17, 2003 48 27 26 Jun 18, 2003 44 30 26 Apr 2, 2003 46 29 25 Jan 29, 2003 47 23 30 Dec 11, 2002 47 22 30 Oct 7, 2002 52 26 22 Sep 12, 2002 47 19 33 Aug 8, 2002 49 19 31 Jun 19, 2002 46 18 36 Apr 24, 2002 48 20 32 Mar 6, 2002 51 20 29 Jan 30, 2002 51 15 33 Oct 18, 2001 51 19 29 Aug 7, 2001 50 21 29 Jul 5, 2001 48 22 30 May 14, 2001 49 20 31 Apr 11, 2001 46 21 33 Mar 8, 2001 43 21 36 Feb 8, 2001 35 18 47



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 47 31 22 May 19, 2004 48 33 19 Mar 9, 2004 44 33 23 Nov 12, 2003 45 33 23 Sep 24, 2003 48 34 18 Jul 17, 2003 43 33 24 Jun 18, 2003 41 34 25 Apr 2, 2003 44 32 24 Jan 29, 2003 42 27 32 Dec 6, 2000 52 20 27 Aug 24, 2000 51 21 28 Jul 27, 2000 55 22 23 Mar 29, 2000 53 22 25 Feb 23, 2000 52 23 25 Sep 23, 1999 55 25 20 Jul 22, 1999 55 25 20 Mar 31, 1999 54 25 21 Feb 12, 1999 52 29 19 Nov 12, 1998 52 26 22 Aug 10, 1998 50 24 26 Apr 23, 1998 51 25 23 Mar 4, 1998 52 23 25 Oct 22, 1997 51 26 23 Sep 16, 1997 53 26 22 Jul 29, 1997 50 25 26 Apr 10, 1997 52 25 23 Feb 8, 1996 43 32 26



TREND: James McGreevey will be up for re-election in 2005. Would you like to see James McGreevey re-elected Governor, or would you rather see someone else elected Governor?

                            Smone
                    JM      else    DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 34 51 15 May 19, 2004 33 54 13 Mar 9, 2004 28 55 16 Nov 12, 2003 24 57 19 Sep 24, 2003 24 59 17 Jul 17, 2003 24 57 19 Jun 18, 2003 24 56 20



TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

                    Very    Smwht   Smwht   Very
                    sat     sat     dis     dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 6 48 31 15 1 May 19, 2004 5 45 29 20 - Mar 9, 2004 4 40 36 19 1 Nov 12, 2003 3 37 35 23 1 Sep 24, 2003 4 41 33 22 1 Jul 17, 2003 4 42 35 18 1 Jun 18, 2003 5 39 34 21 2 Apr 2, 2003 4 42 37 16 2 Jan 29, 2003 3 42 33 20 1 Dec 11, 2002 4 47 31 17 1 Jun 20, 2002 5 48 31 15 1 Mar 7, 2002 4 50 30 14 2 Dec 26, 2000 10 61 21 7 1 Feb 12, 1999 11 60 21 7 - Oct 22, 1997 8 53 26 12 1 Sep 16, 1997 9 48 27 15 - Jun 25, 1997 9 50 28 13 1 Apr 10, 1997 7 52 29 11 1 Feb 20, 1997 11 56 23 10 1 Dec 11, 1996 8 49 31 12 1



TREND: Would you say that James McGreevey has strong leadership qualities or not?

                    Yes     No      DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 47 42 11 Mar 9, 2004 42 50 9 Jun 18, 2003 41 48 10 Dec 11, 2002 48 40 12



TREND: Would you say that James McGreevey is honest and trustworthy or not?

                    Yes     No      DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 50 37 13 Mar 9, 2004 43 42 15 Jun 18, 2003 46 40 14



TREND: Would you say that James McGreevey cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?

                    Yes     No      DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 47 43 10 Mar 9, 2004 40 51 9 Jun 18, 2003 40 49 11



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling the state budget?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 33 51 16 Mar 9, 2004 31 58 11 Jul 17, 2003 28 58 14 Jun 18, 2003 30 56 14 Apr 2, 2003 33 50 17 Jan 29,2003 35 49 16 Jun 20, 2002 32 39 28 Dec 11, 2002 33 51 16



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling education?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 48 37 15 Mar 9, 2004 44 42 13 Jun 18, 2003 39 46 14 Apr 2, 2003 40 45 15 Jan 29, 2003 49 33 18 Jun 20, 2002 42 29 29 Dec 11, 2002 45 36 19



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling the economy and jobs?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 42 46 12 Mar 9, 2004 33 56 11 Jun 18, 2003 31 57 12 Apr 2, 2003 35 50 15 Jan 29, 2003 33 55 13 Jun 20, 2002 38 39 22 Dec 11, 2002 33 50 17



TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling property taxes?

                    App     Dis     DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 27 61 12 Mar 9, 2004 20 67 12 Apr 4, 2003 20 67 13



TREND: Would you describe the state of New Jersey's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                                    Nt so
                    Exc     Good    good    Poor    DK/NA


Jun 22, 2004 2 51 36 9 2 Mar 9, 2004 2 42 42 12 2 Apr 2, 2003 2 37 47 12 3 Dec 12, 2002 2 43 42 12 2 Oct 18, 2001 3 54 37 5 2



TREND: During the next 12 months, do you think the economic conditions in New Jersey will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?

                    Get     Get     Stay
                    Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA  
                    
Jun 22, 2004        31       9      56       4
Mar 9, 2004         31      12      53       3




TREND: Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?

                                    SAME
                    Better  Worse   (VOL)   DK/NA
                    
Jun 22, 2004        36      37      25       2
Mar 9, 2004         38      37      23       2




TREND: Would you say that New Jersey's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?

                    Geting  Geting  Staying 
                    Better  Worse   Same    DK/NA  


Jun 22, 2004 21 18 58 2 Mar 9, 2004 18 26 54 1



1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling his job as Governor?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 45% 24% 64% 45% 44% 45% 46% Disapprove 39 61 21 40 42 37 41 DK/NA 16 15 15 15 15 18 13

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 54% 45% 44% 47% 33% Disapprove 31 36 38 40 52 DK/NA 15 19 18 13 15



2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 36% 28% 49% 36% 37% 36% 37% Disapprove 44 53 33 47 47 41 43 DK/NA 20 19 18 18 17 22 20

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 40% 34% 40% 38% 34% Disapprove 42 45 48 38 47 DK/NA 18 21 13 25 20



3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jon Corzine is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 46% 25% 66% 48% 47% 46% 50% Disapprove 29 50 12 29 35 24 26 DK/NA 25 25 23 23 19 30 23

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 51% 49% 47% 44% 39% Disapprove 29 25 34 24 38 DK/NA 20 26 20 32 23



4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 47% 29% 64% 46% 45% 48% 51% Disapprove 31 53 14 31 37 27 31 DK/NA 22 18 21 24 18 25 17

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 56% 48% 46% 45% 39% Disapprove 25 30 36 26 41 DK/NA 19 22 18 29 20



19. James McGreevey will be up for re-election in 2005. Would you like to see James McGreevey re-elected Governor, or would you rather see someone else elected Governor?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Yes/Re-elected 34% 14% 54% 33% 35% 33% 43% No/Someone else 51 75 32 50 52 50 45 DK/NA 15 12 14 16 13 17 11

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes/Re-elected 44% 36% 27% 36% 25% No/Someone else 45 49 53 50 58 DK/NA 11 15 20 14 17



20. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Very satisfied 6% 3% 10% 3% 5% 6% 5% Smwht satisfied 48 41 53 49 51 45 47 Smwht dissatisfied 31 35 27 32 29 33 32 Very dissatisfied 15 20 9 16 15 15 16 DK/NA 1 1 1 1 - 1 -

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Very satisfied 9% 6% 3% 4% 5% Smwht satisfied 54 51 49 46 36 Smwht dissatisfied 23 31 31 35 35 Very dissatisfied 14 11 17 15 23 DK/NA - 1 - 1 1



21. Would you say that James McGreevey has strong leadership qualities or not?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Yes 47% 31% 69% 41% 45% 49% 52% No 42 61 22 46 45 39 40 DK/NA 11 8 10 13 10 12 8

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 50% 53% 43% 47% 37% No 36 36 46 44 52 DK/NA 14 11 11 9 11



22. Would you say that James McGreevey is honest and trustworthy or not?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Yes 50% 35% 69% 49% 50% 50% 54% No 37 53 20 40 39 35 37 DK/NA 13 13 11 11 11 15 10

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 59% 55% 42% 52% 39% No 27 31 47 34 51 DK/NA 14 14 11 14 11



23. Would you say that James McGreevey cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Yes 47% 34% 65% 43% 46% 48% 51% No 43 59 25 45 45 41 43 DK/NA 10 7 9 11 9 11 6

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes 50% 47% 46% 48% 44% No 38 40 47 43 49 DK/NA 12 12 7 10 7



24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling -- the state budget?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 33% 18% 46% 32% 36% 30% 36% Disapprove 51 70 35 51 52 49 53 DK/NA 16 12 19 17 12 20 11

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 40% 32% 36% 35% 24% Disapprove 47 51 51 45 60 DK/NA 13 17 13 20 16



25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling -- education?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 48% 37% 62% 45% 47% 48% 48% Disapprove 37 48 25 40 39 36 43 DK/NA 15 16 13 16 14 16 10

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 48% 47% 46% 53% 45% Disapprove 35 36 42 33 43 DK/NA 17 17 12 14 12



26. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling -- the economy and jobs?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 42% 30% 52% 44% 46% 40% 47% Disapprove 46 59 36 46 45 47 43 DK/NA 12 11 12 10 10 14 10

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 46% 44% 41% 46% 34% Disapprove 45 46 46 41 52 DK/NA 10 11 13 13 14



27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling -- property taxes?
                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 27% 16% 38% 25% 26% 28% 33% Disapprove 61 76 47 62 62 60 60 DK/NA 12 8 15 12 12 13 7

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 30% 29% 27% 28% 19% Disapprove 57 59 60 59 70 DK/NA 12 12 13 13 11



28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way James McGreevey is handling -- the environment?
                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 54% 45% 61% 54% 58% 50% 62% Disapprove 28 34 24 28 26 30 24 DK/NA 18 21 15 17 16 20 15

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 59% 54% 58% 52% 48% Disapprove 26 29 29 26 30 DK/NA 15 17 14 22 22



29. Would you describe the state of New Jersey's economy these days as -- excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Excellent 2% 3% 2% 2% 3% 2% 2% Good 51 54 51 51 60 43 48 Not so good 36 35 39 35 27 43 39 Poor 9 5 8 10 8 10 9 DK/NA 2 1 1 2 2 2 2

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Excellent 2% 3% 1% 2% 3% Good 46 49 62 47 53 Not so good 41 36 31 38 33 Poor 8 10 5 11 9 DK/NA 3 2 1 2 2



30. During the next 12 months, do you think the economic conditions in New Jersey will get better, get worse, or stay about the same?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Get better 31% 36% 33% 28% 39% 25% 29% Get worse 9 6 9 10 6 11 8 Stay the same 56 55 53 58 52 59 59 DK/NA 4 3 5 3 3 5 3

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Get better 34% 36% 32% 24% 27% Get worse 10 8 8 11 7 Stay the same 51 53 56 61 60 DK/NA 5 3 5 4 6



31. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Better off 36% 42% 33% 34% 40% 33% 30% Worse off 37 35 37 39 34 39 42 SAME(VOL) 25 21 28 25 24 25 27 DK/NA 2 2 2 2 2 3 1

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Better off 37% 32% 39% 38% 39% Worse off 34 38 36 39 35 SAME(VOL) 25 26 24 21 24 DK/NA 3 4 1 2 1



32. Would you say that New Jersey's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Better 21% 25% 20% 22% 30% 14% 18% Worse 18 16 19 17 14 22 18 Same 58 57 58 60 55 61 63 DK/NA 2 3 4 1 1 3 1

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Better 25% 23% 25% 13% 21% Worse 17 19 15 21 17 Same 54 55 61 64 60 DK/NA 4 3 - 2 2



33. Who do you think is most responsible for New Jersey's current economic conditions -- President Bush, Governor McGreevey, former Governor Whitman, or the state legislature?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Bush 21% 21% 25% 17% 26% 17% 20% McGreevey 22 26 21 21 19 25 19 Whitman 22 13 28 25 21 22 30 Legislature 16 22 11 14 16 16 15 OTHER(VOL) 9 9 8 12 10 9 7 DK/NA 10 10 7 11 8 11 9

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Bush 26% 20% 21% 18% 22% McGreevey 19 26 21 17 26 Whitman 19 19 26 28 18 Legislature 19 15 16 17 13 ALL OR OTHER 8 10 7 9 11 DK/NA 8 10 8 10 10



34. Compared to most other states, would you say New Jersey's economy is better, worse, or about the same?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Better 32% 31% 37% 32% 38% 27% 31% Worse 18 15 15 18 15 20 20 About the same 44 47 42 44 42 45 41 DK/NA 6 7 6 5 5 7 7

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Better 35% 34% 37% 18% 38% Worse 11 18 17 25 17 About the same 47 44 41 47 38 DK/NA 6 4 5 11 7



35. Do you think an economic recovery in New Jersey is underway, or do you think New Jersey's economy has not started to recover?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Yes/Underway 55% 59% 57% 53% 62% 50% 59% No/Not started 39 36 36 42 34 42 37 DK/NA 6 5 7 5 4 8 4

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Yes/Underway 57% 55% 60% 50% 56% No/Not started 35 37 35 45 40 DK/NA 8 8 5 5 4



36. Governor McGreevey has proposed raising the income tax on New Jersey taxpayers making over 500 thousand dollars and in return promises to increase property tax rebates for 90 percent of homeowners. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Good idea 61% 52% 65% 65% 62% 61% 69% Bad idea 32 42 26 30 34 30 26 DK/NA 7 6 9 5 4 10 5

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Good idea 58% 64% 63% 62% 58% Bad idea 36 28 34 30 35 DK/NA 5 9 3 8 7



37. The governor has proposed calling a constitutional convention after the 2005 elections to restructure the property tax system in New Jersey. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Good idea 72% 72% 76% 72% 71% 73% 76% Bad idea 17 17 14 18 19 15 12 DK/NA 11 11 10 10 10 12 11

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Good idea 71% 69% 77% 76% 71% Bad idea 17 17 17 15 17 DK/NA 12 14 6 10 12



38. Would you rather see property tax reform handled by a vote of the legislature or by a constitutional convention?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Legislature 38% 33% 43% 37% 39% 37% 36% Const. Convention 42 45 39 46 47 39 46 DK/NA 20 22 18 17 14 24 18

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Legislature 43% 40% 36% 34% 35% Const. Convention 41 40 49 42 43 DK/NA 16 20 15 24 22



39. The state legislature recently approved a plan to preserve four hundred thousand acres near many sources of drinking water in North Jersey. How much have you heard or read about this plan - a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


A lot 12% 13% 9% 16% 16% 9% 10% Some 20 27 18 19 25 17 26 Only a little 24 20 26 24 25 23 26 None at all 43 40 44 41 34 50 38 DK/NA 1 - 2 - - 1 -

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

A lot 10% 11% 28% 9% 6% Some 22 19 25 17 19 Only a little 21 26 16 23 30 None at all 46 43 32 48 43 DK/NA 1 1 - 2 1



40. Do you approve or disapprove of this plan? (see q39)

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Approve 64% 60% 65% 68% 69% 60% 70% Disapprove 9 9 9 10 8 10 5 DK/NA 27 31 26 22 23 31 24

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Approve 64% 65% 71% 57% 63% Disapprove 10 7 11 12 7 DK/NA 26 27 18 31 30



41. The state legislature recently approved a package of ethics reforms bills. How much have you heard or read about this - a lot, some, only a little, or none at all?

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


A lot 8% 8% 7% 10% 11% 6% 8% Some 16 18 15 16 19 13 19 Only a little 30 31 31 26 31 29 26 None at all 46 43 46 47 39 52 48 DK/NA 1 - 1 - - 1 -

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

A lot 5% 6% 10% 6% 15% Some 13 18 17 13 15 Only a little 29 32 29 25 33 None at all 52 44 44 54 37 DK/NA 1 1 - 2 1



42. How effective do you think this will be in addressing problems of corruption in New Jersey politics -- very effective, somewhat effective, not too effective, not effective at all? (see q41)

                                                                   Union
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom    HouseHld


Very effective 5% 3% 8% 4% 4% 5% 2% Smwht effective 32 29 37 31 34 31 38 Not too effective 25 30 20 27 27 24 23 Not at all 17 16 13 20 20 14 18 DK/NA 21 22 22 17 15 27 19

Philly Urban SubUrbn ExUrbn land Shore

Very effective 8% 7% 1% 5% 3% Smwht effective 32 30 37 36 28 Not too effective 22 23 28 24 33 Not at all 13 19 13 16 20 DK/NA 25 22 21 20 17