August 24, 2002

Torricelli's Support Ebbs After Rebuke (LEDYARD KING, Gannett News Service, August 24, 2002)

A poll this month by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut and Torricelli's own polling show the race a tie. In Quinnipiac's polling, Torricelli's job approval rating has dropped from 41 percent in March to 28 percent in August. [...]

After spending more than $1 million on ads this month apologizing to constituents, Torricelli said this week that he is "quite confident" about re-election because his progressive views on gun control, abortion and the environment resonate among New Jersey's suburban base.

"Because I made some mistakes, New Jersey is not going to elect Doug Forrester," he said. "This state is a tax- cutting, pro-environment, pro-education, pro-choice, pro- gun control state and I reflect what I think are the views of most middle-income people in New Jersey, Democrats and Republicans."

First of all, the GOP should force some tax cutting votes in Congress this Fall and make the Senate Democrats kill them. Make the Toricellis and Landrieuxs put their votes where their mouths are.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 24, 2002 6:41 PM
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