June 1974 - Center for Public Interest Polling

Almost 700,000 adults in New Jersey went crabbing in 1973

Almost 700,000 adults in New Jersey went crabbing in 1973, according to a recent poll conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University. The poll was undertaken for Dr. James Applegate, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Biology at Cook College of Rutgers University, as part of a larger study of the recreational uses of New Jersey … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 26, 1974, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey residents are in favor of major changes in the way public education is financed in the state

New Jersey residents are in favor of major changes in the way public education is financed in the state. Responses to questions asked by the New Jersey Poll, conducted regularly by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show that there is wide spread support for a number of key elements in the “Botter decision” which … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 24, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey voters would approve amending the State Constitution to permit casino gambling in the Garden State

If an election were held today, New Jersey voters would approve amending the State Constitution to permit casino gambling in the Garden State. According to the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, the margin favoring such an amendment is 53 percent to 41 percent, with 6 percent undecided. Dr. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 19, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

After just five months in office, four out of five New Jerseyans can name Brendan Byrne as Governor of the state

After just five months in office, four out of five New Jerseyans can name Brendan Byrne as Governor of the state. This 80 percent figure compared to 89 percent who could name former Governor Cahill in September 1971, when he had been in office for almost two years.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 17, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Brendan Byrne continues to get high marks for his performance as governor

Brendan Byrne continues to get high marks for his performance as governor. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds that 56 percent of its respondents rate Byrne’s performance as “excellent” or “good” and 26 percent term it as “only fair” or “poor.” The remaining 18 percent have no … Read more …

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

A state income tax accompanied by a reduction of local property taxes is still supported by New Jerseyans

A state income tax accompanied by a reduction of local property taxes is still supported by New Jerseyans, although by a narrower margin than in recent years. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University just before Governor Byrne introduced his tax proposals, finds 47 percent favoring a state income … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 10, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey would vote for Kennedy for President

If an election for president between Gerald Ford and Edward Kennedy were held today, New Jersey would be safely in Kennedy’s column. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds Kennedy leading Ford 48 percent to 33 percent, with 19 percent undecided. When those “undecideds” who lean to one … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 5, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Gerald Ford gets mixed marks from New Jerseyans on the way he has handled his job as Vice President

Gerald Ford gets mixed marks from New Jerseyans on the way he has handled his job as Vice President. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton institute of Rutgers University, finds 34 percent of those questioned say Ford is doing an ‘excellent or “good” job while 42 percent rate his performance as either … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 3, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll