May 1974 - Center for Public Interest Polling

Almost a majority of New Jerseyans now feel that President Nixon should be impeached and removed from office

Almost a majority of New Jerseyans now feel that President Nixon should be impeached and removed from office. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted earlier this month by the Fagleton Institute after the release of the edited transcripts by the White House, finds that impeachment is favored by a 40—42 percent margin.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 29, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Dogs are the most popular pets in New Jersey

Dogs are the most popular pets in New Jersey outnumbering cats, their closest rivals, by more than a two to one margin. Further back in the pet popularity parade are tropical fish, birds and rabbits, and other rodents.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 15, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Democrats now outnumber Republicans in New Jersey by more than two to one

Democrats now outnumber Republicans in New Jersey by more than two to one. When the New Jersey Poll recently asked a cross—section of the state’s residents their party affiliation, 34 percent said they were Democrats while only 16 percent declared they were Republicans. An even larger 43 percent identified themselves as independents.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 13, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Public confidence in many institutions and organizations in New Jersey has declined during the past year

Public confidence in many institutions and organizations in New Jersey has declined during the past year. The New ersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, asked cross—sections of New Jersey adults whether they had “a lot of confidence,” “some confidence,” or “not very much confidence” in fifteen different institutions and organizations.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 8, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Public confidence in the New Jersey Republican Party has fallen sharply in the past year

Public confidence in the New Jersey Republican Party has fallen sharply in the past year. During the same period confidence in the state’s Democrats has risen slightly. In the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, only 8 percent of those questioned said they had “a lot of confidence” in … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 6, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Most New Jerseyans feel that the present prison system is working poorly

Most New Jerseyans feel that the present prison system is working poorly. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted early last month by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University shows that only 20 percent agree that “our prisons are working well” while 64 percent disagree. An additional 16 percent offer no opinion on this subject.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 1, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll