June 1973 - Center for Public Interest Polling

The typical New Jersey resident is not a rootless transient character who has no commitment to the state

Contrary to the popularly held view, the typical New Jersey resident is not a rootless transient character who has no commitment to the state because he’s just passing through. This is a major finding of a series of New Jersey Polls conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics which reveal that the average New Jersey … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 27, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

People who make most use of the Jersey Shore think that its development should be controlled by the state

A recent poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute shows that the people who make most use of the Jersey shore think that its development should be controlled by the state. The poll indicates that 56% of a sample of 898 persons who said they had been to the shore in the past two years favored … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 25, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey citizens are increasingly skeptical about the activities of all levels of government

In its latest New Jersey Poll the Eagleton Institute found that New Jersey citizens are increasingly skeptical about the activities of all levels of government. But the poll shows that charges of corruption have taken their greatest toll on attitudes of federal and state government and only marginally affected attitudes about local government. Eagleton polled … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 20, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Most New Jersey citizens feel that hospital costs are too high

Most New Jersey citizens feel that hospital costs are too high, but that the care they receive is good or excellent. Most citizens also believe that state government should regulate hospital charges. These are some of the important findings of the Eagleton Institute’s latest New Jersey Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 18, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

President Nixon’s job rating among Jerseyans has dropped 11 points since March

President Nixon’s job rating among Jerseyans has dropped 11 points since March according to the most recent New Jersey Poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute. A statewide random sample of 1214 adults surveyed between May 11 and 22 showed 8% rating Nixon’s performance “excellent,” 29% giving a “good” rating, 25% saying “only fair” with 31% … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 13, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Charges of corruption in state government played a large role in last week’s primary election

Charges of corruption in state government played a large role in last week’s primary election. According to the latest New Jersey Poll, Governor William Cahill was particularly vulnerable to this charge. In a telephone survey conducted by the Eagleton Institute before the primary, 25% of the 1214 adults questioned said that they felt Cahill was … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 11, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

96% of New Jerseyans have read or heard about the Watergate Affair

In its latest New Jersey Poll the Eagleton Institute found that 96% of the 1214 adults surveyed statewide had read or heard about the Watergate Affair. The survey was taken May 11-22 by telephone and contacted a random sample of persons 18 years of age and older.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 6, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Cahill’s combined “excellent” and “good” rating has declined two points to 34%

In its statewide New Jersey Poll the Eagleton Institute asked a sample of 1214 adults how good a job they think the Governor is doing: “excellent”, “good”, “only fair,” or “poor.” Poll results show that Cahill’s combined “excellent” and “good” rating has declined two points to 34% in the current N.J. Poll, down from 36% … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 4, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Who New Jersey would vote for Governor

In a poll conducted May 11—22, the Eagleton Institute asked a statewide random sample of 1214 adults who they thought they would vote for in November for Governor. Respondents were offered a choice between a Democrat candidate and a Republican candidate.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 1, 1973, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll