1973 - Center for Public Interest Polling

Hunting is still a popular sport among New Jerseyans

Hunting is still a popular sport among New Jerseyans, according to a recent study of the recreational activities of the state’s residents. A report from the New Jersey Poll, conducted by Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute, shows that 22% of the state’s adult population has hunted at some time or another in their lives. How ever, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 12, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Governor and Legislature are tasked at responding to Supreme Court decision regarding funding of public schools

One of the major tasks facing New Jersey’s newly elected Governor and Legislature is to respond to a decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court which declared unconstitutional the current method of funding public schools. According to results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted before last week’s election by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 14, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Major tasks facing New Jersey’s newly elected governor and legislature is to restore public confidence in state government

One of the major tasks facing New Jersey’s newly elected governor and legislature is to restore public confidence in state government. Results from the New Jersey Poll, conducted before the election by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show that the public’s rating of the job being done by Governor Cahill and the outgoing legislature … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 12, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Issues are not playing a very important role in voter choice

Although voters themselves seem to have distinct preferences on issues facing New Jersey in this gubernatorial election, the Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll shows that issues are not playing a very important role in voter choice.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 5, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Race for Governor this year is seen by many New Jerseyans as a race between a liberal and a conservative

The race for Governor this year is seen by many New Jerseyans as a race between a liberal and a conservative. According to the latest results of the New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagletcmn Institute of Rutgers University, the public tends to see Democrat Brendan Byrne as the liberal in the race and Republican … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 2, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Cynicism about government continues to grow in the state

As New Jersey prepares to elect a new Governor a poll done by the Eagleton Institute shows that cynicism about government continues to grow in the state. Eagleton asked a statewide sample of 1235 persons: “In your opinion, is your state government very corrupt, somewhat corrupt, or not at all corrupt?” A total of 23% … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 31, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

More then one out of three New Jerseyans do not know the name of either candidate for Governor

In a poll taken less than a month before election day, more then one out of three New Jerseyans did not know the name of either the Democratic or Republican candidate for Governor. According to the latest results of the New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University between October 5 and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 29, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

One in four New Jerseyans rate the job he is doing as “excellent or “good”

Less than one year after President Nixon’s landslide victory, barely one in four New Jerseyans rate the job he is doing as “excellent or “good”. In a poll taken by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, before Nixon had fired special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, and Elliot Richardson had resigned as Attorney General, Nixon was … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 26, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Charles Sandman has not succeeded in getting his opposition to a state income tax across to the public

Charles Sandman has not succeeded in getting his opposition to a state income tax across to the public despite his making this the principal issue of his campaign. According to the results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University between October 5 and October 13, 70% of New … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 24, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Democrat Brendan Byrne holds a commanding lead over his republican opponent for Governor Charles Sandman

With less than a month remaining before election day, Democrat Brendan Byrne holds a commanding lead over his republican opponent for Governor Charles Sandman. According to the results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University between October 5 and 13, Byrne receives the support of 47% of New … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll