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November 16, 2012 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thanks to his handling of monster-storm Sandy, during which he was seen as a calm presence on statewide TV, Gov. Corbett has gained a bump in his voter-approval rating, according to a post-election poll by Quinnipiac University. Forty percent of Pennsylvanians approve of the job he is doing and 38 percent do not, the poll found. It's the first time since March that Corbett's numbers have been "in positive territory," pollsters said. The poll also looked at voter opinions on the issue of global warming.
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August 3, 2011 | By Angela Couloumbis, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett is more popular these days - and he has women to thank for it. A Quinnipiac University poll released today said changing attitudes among women voters has helped give Corbett a 44-36 percent job approval rating, a cushy boost over his dismal 39-38 percent rating in June. And that's better than a lot of his governor colleagues in neighboring states, the survey found: Ohio Gov. John Kasich had only a 35 percent approval rating, with a whopping 50 percent disapproving, as of last month.
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November 23, 2005 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A pair of polls yesterday put acting Gov. Richard J. Codey at the top of the heap for a job he says he's not particularly interested in. Codey shrugged off the polls by Fairleigh Dickinson University and Quinnipiac University that showed his potential competition in a U.S. Senate race eating his dust. A spokeswoman joked "he is demanding a recount. " But the other potential Democratic candidates hoping to take Gov.-elect Jon S. Corzine's U.S. Senate seat weren't joking. Instead, they were dismissing the polls as not being very significant so early in the race.
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June 12, 2008 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.) is leading Republican challenger Dick Zimmer, but voters remain concerned about Lautenberg's age, and fewer than half approve of how he's doing his job, according to a poll released yesterday. Asked whom they would vote for, poll respondents chose Lautenberg over Zimmer, a former congressman, 47 percent to 38 percent, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. In a separate question, 46 percent of those polled thought Lautenberg was doing a good job. He gets the modest approval rating because he "has been around a long time, made some political enemies, and there are people who just don't like him," said Clay Richards, the poll's assistant director.
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March 7, 2003
AS MUCH AS the lies of Saddam Hussein undercut the peace movement, the ineptitude of President Bush is undercutting the arguments of those of us who have come to the reluctant conclusion that military action is needed in Iraq. By insisting during last night's press conference that regime change in Iraq is the only solution he will accept, Bush has guaranteed that the United States will deal with Iraq essentially alone - not just when the bullets fly but during the tougher job of rebuilding the country afterward.
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May 30, 2007 | By Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Most New Jersey residents think President Bush is doing a poor job, but state Republican Party leaders believe he can help them raise enough money to be competitive in the November general election. Bush is scheduled to appear at the Expo Center in Edison, N.J., today to raise money for legislative candidates. All 120 Statehouse seats are up for grabs in the fall, as well as numerous county courthouse and municipal seats. Tickets are $300 to attend and $5,000 for a photo with the president.
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February 5, 2008 | By Cynthia Burton and Joseph A. Gambardello INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Two of the top candidates for president campaigned in delegate-rich New Jersey yesterday, underscoring its newfound importance as one of the Super Tuesday states that will vote today. With a new statewide poll showing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's lead shrinking in the Democratic race, her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, came to New Jersey for a rally in the Meadowlands with Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D., Mass.) and former Sen. Bill Bradley. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, meanwhile, took his campaign for the Republican nomination to a Trenton suburb as the new poll indicated he was headed to a runaway victory in the Garden State, following Rudy Giuliani's decision last week to drop out of the race.
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September 29, 2005 | By Tom Turcol and Cynthia Burton INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The New Jersey governor's race took an unexpected turn yesterday, with a new poll showing Republican Douglas Forrester within striking distance of his heavily favored Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Jon S. Corzine. The poll, along with two others giving Corzine slightly larger leads, shook up a campaign in which Corzine had seemed to be coasting as Forrester struggled to gain traction. Forrester, the widely acknowledged underdog, gained a much-needed burst of momentum as he tries to convince Republicans that Corzine's election is not preordained.
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October 16, 2013 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Update : A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday gives Democrat Cory Booker a 14 point lead over Republican Steve Lonegan with one day to go until New Jersey's special election for Senate. Earlier Story Is New Jersey's U.S. Senate race getting closer or not? Conflicting polls on Monday painted two different pictures of the contest that will be decided Wednesday. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released in the afternoon indicated that Democrat Cory Booker would win in the blowout many expected, giving him a 22-point lead over Republican Steve Lonegan.
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June 9, 2004 | By Tom Turcol INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With virtually nothing at stake statewide, there was little reason for New Jersey voters to show up for yesterday's primary. And with very few exceptions, they didn't. The tiny number of partisans who went to the polls added New Jersey to the win columns of President Bush and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, both of whom locked up their parties' respective presidential nominations long ago. Bush, who is seeking a second term this fall, faced no Republican opposition in yesterday's primary, the last in the nation.
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April 22, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
As Gov. Christie pitches himself nationally as a straight-talking leader, fewer New Jersey voters than in the past are associating him with certain positive traits, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday. Asked how well trustworthy described the Republican governor, for instance, 17 percent of the state's voters said "very well" - a decline from 22 percent in October and 27 percent in January 2014, after the scandal over the George Washington Bridge lane closures broke.
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February 13, 2015 | By Susan Snyder and Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Staff Writers
The NCAA last month gave Joe Paterno his football wins back, but the bronze statue of the coach that for years greeted visitors outside Beaver Stadium remains in seclusion. And a lot of people think that's wrong, a new poll shows. Of 1,023 Pennsylvania residents polled by Quinnipiac University, 59 percent said the statue of Paterno with his finger in the air should be restored to a prominent place on Pennsylvania State University's campus. A quarter of those surveyed said it should not. The poll numbers, released Wednesday, landed on the same morning that the state Senate majority leader repeated his contention that Paterno had been unfairly "scapegoated," criticized the NCAA president, and called for new probes into how the athletic association handled the fallout of the Sandusky sex-abuse case.
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October 3, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
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.
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April 5, 2014 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
Gov. Christie is no longer the hottest politician in the country, according to a new poll. But in New Jersey, the Republican governor's sliding approval ratings following the George Washington Bridge controversy appear to have stabilized at just above 50 percent, another poll found. A national Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday ranking voter feelings about politicians found that Christie scored at 45.2 degrees on its "national thermometer" scale. The governor had scored 55.5 degrees in a poll released Jan. 9 - conducted just before the revelations linking a top Christie aide to the bridge controversy.
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October 16, 2013 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Update : A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday gives Democrat Cory Booker a 14 point lead over Republican Steve Lonegan with one day to go until New Jersey's special election for Senate. Earlier Story Is New Jersey's U.S. Senate race getting closer or not? Conflicting polls on Monday painted two different pictures of the contest that will be decided Wednesday. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released in the afternoon indicated that Democrat Cory Booker would win in the blowout many expected, giving him a 22-point lead over Republican Steve Lonegan.
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September 25, 2013 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Cory Booker has four rallies planned Tuesday to boost his U.S. Senate campaign, and a big-name Democratic ally - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - is coming to New Jersey to help. There will be just one thing missing: Cory Booker. The Newark mayor isn't taking part. He hasn't held a public event in New Jersey since Sept. 15, despite the rapidly approaching Oct. 16 special election. Since Labor Day - the date when campaigns usually kick into high gear - Booker has held public, open-to-the-media campaign events on just six of 22 days, limiting his exposure to critics and reporters, and the chances that he will face unfriendly audiences in the public eye. Booker's official mayoral schedule in that time included two days with events open to the media and announced in advance.
NEWS
September 17, 2013
AS FALL approaches (starts Sunday), y'all probably are wondering who'll be leading in the polls for governor this time next year. You're not? Why, because you think you know? Because you don't like or trust polls? Well, if it's the latter, you're not alone. The international research and data firm Kantar just released a poll on polls that says 75 percent of Americans don't trust polls, thinking that they're biased. (Which, of course, means 75 percent don't trust that poll.)
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August 13, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE'S A 60 percent chance that scattered showers will ruin beach days up and down the Jersey Shore tomorrow, only slightly higher than Cory Booker's lead in the race to become the state's next senator. Thunder clouds would bode well for Booker, the mayor of Newark, and his rivals in both parties if they keep voters off the sand and give them one less excuse to skip their polling places for tomorrow's unusually timed U.S. Senate primary. "It's a special election in the height of summer-vacation season.
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June 12, 2013 | By Jonathan Tamari and Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writers
WASHINGTON - The field is set, and polls say one candidate already has a huge head start in the race to become New Jersey's next senator. Six candidates - four Democrats and two Republicans - filed Monday to run in the special election to replace Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, a Democrat who died June 3. Most of the names were already known. On the Democratic side are Newark Mayor Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Rush Holt, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver of Essex County, and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone.
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June 12, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Think of Gov. Corbett as a swimmer and Pennsylvania State University as a dangerous rip current threatening to pull him out to sea. Fallout from the child sex-abuse case involving former PSU football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky helps keep the Republican governor's job-approval ratings low and could damage him in the 2014 reelection campaign, political analysts say. A new poll last week agreed. Sure, it's not as visible an issue as the economy, or taxes, or privatization of the state liquor stores.
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