November 2, 2000 - Gore Bounces Back To 50 - 38 In New Jersey Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Democrat Moves Up With Men Voters
Vice President Al Gore has a 50 - 38 percent lead over Texas Gov. George W. Bush among New Jersey likely voters, with 5 percent for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader and 0 percent for Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

An October 26 poll of New Jersey likely voters by the independent Quinnipiac University showed Gore with a 47 - 41 percent lead.

From October 24 - 30, Quinnipiac University surveyed 793 New Jersey likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.

"Is the Alpha Male finally leading the pack? For the first time, Gore has erased the Bush advantage among men voters and has made significant gains with men in the last week. And with only 10 percent of independents still undecided, Gore continues to dominate among independent voters," said Quinnipiac University Political Science Professor Scott McLean.

"How will the undecided voters break? Here's a clue: Gore's favorability among independents is on the rise, while Bush's favorability among independents has been going nowhere since July,"

Gore leads 46 - 34 percent among independents and 53 - 34 percent among women. The Democrat gets 46 percent among men to Bush's 43 percent, a statistical tie.

Gore's favorability among New Jersey likely voters is 47 - 33 percent, with 19 percent mixed. This is up from Gore's 42 - 37 favorability in the October 26 Quinnipiac University poll.

Bush's favorability is 38 -37 percent, with 23 percent mixed. He had a 41 - 35 favorability October 26.

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

6. Is your opinion of Al Gore favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                          .............  Likely Voters  .............
                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 47% 8% 86% 45% 43% 50%

Unfavorable 33 75 2 30 40 28

Mixed 19 16 12 25 17 21

Haven't hrd enough - - 1 - - -

REFUSED 1 1 - - - 1



7. Is your opinion of George W. Bush favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                          .............  Likely Voters  .............
                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 38% 82% 5% 34% 43% 35%

Unfavorable 37 4 71 32 32 41

Mixed 23 12 22 33 25 22

Haven't hrd enough 1 1 2 1 1 2

REFUSED - - - - - 1



8. Is your opinion of Pat Buchanan favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                          .............  Likely Voters  .............
                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 7% 11% 4% 7% 8% 6%

Unfavorable 56 43 63 62 62 52

Mixed 15 22 9 13 14 15

Haven't hrd enough 21 23 23 18 13 26

REFUSED 2 1 1 1 3 1



9. Is your opinion of Ralph Nader favorable, unfavorable, mixed, or haven't you heard enough about him?

                          .............  Likely Voters  .............
                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Favorable 24% 13% 25% 32% 27% 22%

Unfavorable 26 32 23 25 28 25

Mixed 27 30 29 24 29 25

Haven't hrd enough 21 23 21 17 14 26

REFUSED 2 2 2 1 2 2



10. If the election for President were being held today and the candidates were Al Gore the Democrat, George W. Bush the Republican, Pat Buchanan the Reform Party candidate and Ralph Nader the Green Party candidate for whom would you vote?
                          .............  Likely Voters  .............
                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Gore 50% 7% 93% 46% 46% 53% Bush 38 83 2 34 43 34 Buchanan - 1 - - 1 - Nader 5 3 3 9 6 5

SMONE ELSE(VOL) - - - 1 1 - DK/NA 7 6 3 10 5 8