November 5, 2001 - McGreevey Leads Schundler 48 - 39 In Jersey Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds
Republican Bret Schundler has narrowed the gap with Democrat James McGreevey in their race for New Jersey governor, with McGreevey ahead 48 - 39 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Twelve percent are undecided.

An October 30 poll by the independent Quinnipiac University showed McGreevey leading 52 - 35 percent among likely voters.

In this latest survey, Democratic voters back McGreevey 84 - 8 percent, while Republicans back Schundler 78 - 16 percent. Independent voters go with the Democrat 43 - 35 percent. Among independent voters, 21 percent are undecided.

McGreevey leads 55 - 31 percent among women, while Schundler leads 47 - 41 percent among men.

From October 29 - November 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 505 New Jersey likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as a public service and for research.

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu
1. Is your opinion of James McGreevey favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                    LIKELY VOTERS..............................
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 42% 16% 70% 38% 39% 45% Unfavorable 27 52 7 26 31 23 Mixed 22 24 13 29 23 21 Hvn't hrd enough 8 9 9 6 6 10

REFUSED 1 - - 2 - 2

2. Is your opinion of Bret Schundler favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                    LIKELY VOTERS..............................
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 35% 63% 9% 35% 39% 30% Unfavorable 30 12 51 28 28 32 Mixed 24 20 22 28 23 24 Hvn't hrd enough 10 4 18 7 8 12

REFUSED 2 1 - 3 2 2

3. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were James McGreevey the Democrat and Bret Schundler the Republican for whom would you vote?
                    LIKELY VOTERS..............................
                    Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


McGreevey 48% 16% 84% 43% 41% 55% Schundler 39 78 8 35 47 31

SMONE ELSE(VOL) 1 1 1 1 2 1 DK/NA 12 6 7 21 11 13

4. Is your mind made up, or do you think you might change your mind before the election?
                          LIKELY VOTERS .........
                          McGreevey     Schundler
                          Voters        Voters


Made up 82% 77% Might change 18 22

DK/NA - -

5. Would you describe your support for McGreevey/Schundler as strongly favoring him, or do you like him but with reservations, or do you support McGreevey/Schundler because you dislike the other candidate?

                          LIKELY VOTERS .........
                          McGreevey     Schundler
                          Voters        Voters


Strongly favor 48% 51% Like with reservations 30 35 Dislike other candidate 17 13

DK/NA 5 2