August 20, 2010
TRENTON - A majority of voters - 51 percent - in a Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday said they approved of Gov. Christie's job performance, while 36 percent disapproved. In Quinnipiac's previous poll, issued in June, 44 percent said they approved of Christie and 43 percent disapproved. Fifty-one percent of respondents in the latest poll also described the first-term Republican as a "leader," while 43 percent called him a "bully. " And 46 percent said he was "confrontational," while 43 percent called him "honest and refreshing.
September 27, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA Mayor Nutter's approval rating among Philadelphia residents plunged in a poll conducted this summer, when a funding crisis was threatening to delay the opening of public schools. The percentage of people who approved of Nutter's job performance dropped from 60 percent in January 2012 to 39 percent, while the percentage disapproving rose from 30 percent to 52 percent. The results of the poll, taken for the Pew Charitable Trusts, were released Wednesday. Nutter's January approval rating was his highest since Pew began conducting public opinion surveys of city residents in 2009.
October 3, 2014 |
Gov. Christie's job approval rating dropped to 46 percent among New Jersey voters, one of his lowest, in a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. At the same time, President Obama's approval rating hit an all-time low in New Jersey of 41 percent among registered voters, according to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll also released Wednesday. In both instances, the polls said the drops were driven by declines among women. While 51 percent of men surveyed in the Quinnipiac poll approved of Christie, among women 43 percent approved and 48 percent disapproved.
August 31, 2013 |
Gov. Corbett's approval rating tumbled to its lowest point yet in a closely watched independent poll Thursday, leaving the Republican in a historic hole as he gears up for his 2014 reelection campaign. Only one in five registered voters believes Corbett has done a good enough job to earn a second term, the Franklin and Marshall College Poll found. Sixteen percent rated his performance in office "excellent" or "good," compared with 76 percent who said he was doing an "only fair" or "poor" job. "That is the lowest job-performance number for any governor in modern history," said G. Terry Madonna, director of the survey.
February 15, 2012 |
Mayor Nutter's job approval rating is up to 60 percent, the highest level in the last three years, but most city residents continue to describe crime, the state of the public schools, and lack of job opportunities as major problems that have improved little over the last five years. That's the conclusion of a new public opinion poll released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, based on 1,600 telephone interviews with Philadelphia adults, from Jan. 4 through Jan. 19. Just one out of three people, 37 percent, said they felt completely safe in their homes at night, and fewer than one out of six, 16 percent, felt completely safe walking in their neighborhoods, the study found.
January 31, 1998 |
Ten days after allegations of sexual infidelity rocked the White House, public approval of President Clinton's job performance hit an all-time high this week as Americans appear to be gossiping, rather than worrying, about the accusations. The White House strategy to remain mum and allow Clinton to go about his business appears to be working - so far. Republicans, however, have begun to break their silence and go on the attack. Clinton has denied having sexual relations with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and asking her to lie about it, but has declined to speak in detail about the accusations.
August 14, 1994 |
President Clinton had a big year on Capitol Hill in 1993, winning major victories on the issues he cared most about - trade, budget policy and gun control. Only Republican Dwight Eisenhower in 1953 and Democrat Lyndon Johnson in 1964 had better first-year records in Congress in the last four decades. But on Thursday, in the middle of his sophomore year, the President's political clout seemed to have deserted him - although the White House and its allies are predicting another Clinton comeback.
December 5, 2002 |
The groundwork was laid for what could have been an ugly day for a governor who has been having a lot of them lately. The audience awaiting Gov. McGreevey yesterday was about as potentially hostile as there is: New Jersey businesspeople who gave him an approval rating that barely poked into the double digits. They are people whose companies are feeling the pinch of a $1 billion corporate business tax increase this year. "Who raises taxes in the middle of a recession? Nobody.
August 6, 2008 |
The state legislature is suffering from dismal public-approval ratings, and three out of four Pennsylvania voters believe it will not take steps to clean up corruption in the wake of the Bonusgate scandal. Those are among the results of the latest Quinnipiac University poll, which also found that few voters - only one in 10 - believe that House Majority Leader Bill DeWeese (D., Greene) should keep his leadership post. "Voters are fed up with the legislature," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Connecticut university's polling institute.
January 21, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama is enjoying a surge in public approval as he marks the midpoint of his first term, with independent voters who were instrumental to Republican victories in last year's congressional elections beginning to swing back to the president. An NBC News/ Wall Street Journal survey released Wednesday night showed Obama's job-approval rating at 53 percent, an 8-point jump from mid-December and his highest rating since July 2009. Surveys from CNN/Opinion Research and ABC News/ Washington Post also put Obama's approval rating above the 50 percent threshold.