1972 - Center for Public Interest Polling

Whether or not a family owns its home is one of the most important determinants of political attitudes in New Jersey

Whether or not a family owns its home is one of the most important determinants of political attitudes in New Jersey according to the New Jersey Poll. A statewide sample of 1221 respondents taken between October 6 and 25 was asked ‘Regardless of the political party you might favor, do you consider yourself to be … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 21, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The failure of the Transportation Bond issue referendum and the defeat of the Tax Reform Package by the state legislature last summer are inextricably linked

The failure of the Transportation Bond issue referendum and the defeat of the Tax Reform Package by the state legislature last summer are inextricably linked, according to John Blydenburgh, Director of the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Politics Center. “The fact is that Jersey residents simply do not trust their government,” he said, “and recent indictments … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 16, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Governor Cahill’s standing with New Jersey citizens has increased slightly over the past five months

Governor Cahill’s standing with New Jersey citizens has increased slightly over the past five months according to the Fourth New Jersey Poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Among the 1221 respondents in a statewide sample the Governor received a positive rating from 42% compared to 39% in the May New … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 14, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The Transportation Bond Issue may provide this election’s most exciting contest

The Transportation Bond Issue may provide this election’s most exciting contest. The Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll shows that three voters out of four had not heard of the Bond Issue as of the dates of the latest survey, October 5 through 16. However, when the Bond Issue was explained to a statewide random sample … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 2, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Richard Nixon’s lead over George McGovern in New Jersey apparently is not based on Jerseyans’ respect for the President’s handling of the nation’s economic problems.

Richard Nixon’s lead over George McGovern in New Jersey apparently is not based on Jerseyan’ respect for the President’s handling of the nation’s economic problems. The Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll shows that 56% of a statewide random sample of 1221 respondents felt that Nixon was doing only fair to poor in handling economic problems. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 31, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey voters are registering disinterest in the U.S. Senatorial election

New Jersey voters are registering disinterest in the U.S. Senatorial election according to the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll. A statewide sample of 1221 adults interviewed between October 6 and 15 Indicated that only 19% could correctly identify Clifford Case as the Republican candidate while only 5% correctly identified Paul Krebs as the Democratic candidate. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 27, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Democratic candidates for Congress are preferred to their Republican opponents by a 44% to 29% margin

Democratic candidates for Congress are preferred to their Republican opponents by a 44% to 29% margin according to the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll. The results of the statewide survey of 1221 adults conducted between October 6 and 15, also show that over one quarter of the electorate – 27 % – remains undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 24, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Richard Nixon’s strategy of putting together a coalition of traditional Republicans and dissident Democrats seems to be working

Richard Nixon’s strategy of putting together a coalition of traditional Republicans and dissident Democrats seems to be working. In New Jersey with some notable exceptions. According to the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll, a statewide sample of 1221 persons reveals that Nixon is preferred to McGovern by 54% to 31% with 15% undecided. Although Nixon’s … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Governor Cahill’s standing with New Jersey citizens remains relatively unchanged over the past three months

Governor Cahill’s standing with New Jersey citizens remains relatively unchanged over the past three months according to the Third New Jersey Poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. Among the 1218 respondents Interviewed between April 28 and May 6, the Governor receives a positive rating from 39%, a negative rating from … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 12, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

If George Wallace is not on the ballot in the Presidential election this fall…

If George Wallace is not on the ballot in the Presidential election this fall, his New Jersey supporters will split between the likely Democratic and Republican candidates almost evenly. This is a finding of the Third New Jersey Poll conducted between April 28 and May 6 by the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 2, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll