September 24, 1999 - Bayonne Outguns Camden In Battle For The Battleship, New Jersey Voters Tell Quinnipiac College Poll
Bayonne outguns Camden in the battle for the Battleship New Jersey, according to a Quinnipiac College Poll released today.

By a 51 - 36 percent margin, New Jersey voters would prefer that the World War II battleship be docked as a museum in Bayonne.

North Jersey voters favor Bayonne 67 - 18 percent, while South Jersey voters favor Camden 67 - 25 percent. Central New Jersey voters prefer Bayonne 53 - 31 percent.

"In the battle between North and South, the North has won again. The Battleship New Jersey was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, right across the river from Camden. But Bayonne is in North Jersey and that's where the votes are," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac College Polling Institute.

From September 14 - 21, Quinnipiac College surveyed 783 New Jersey registered voters. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent. The Quinnipiac College Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as a public service and for research.

For additional data: www.quinnipiac.edu

32. The World War II Battleship New Jersey is being returned to the state for use as a museum. Would you rather it be docked at Camden or Bayonne?

                          Tot   South Central   North


Camden 36% 67% 31% 18%

Bayonne 51 25 53 67

DK/NA 13 8 16 14