October 1974 - Center for Public Interest Polling

New Jersey residents oppose a state income tax

By a narrow margin, New Jersey residents oppose a state income tax such as the one proposed this summer by Governor Brendan Byrne. Results of the latest New Jersey Poll show that an income tax 1 even “if it led to a reduction in local property taxes,” is opposed by 50 percent to 43 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 28, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Brendan Byrne’s rating as Governor has plummetted over the last four months

Brendan Byrne’s rating as Governor has plummeted over the last four months. The New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds that only 33 percent of New Jerseyans rate Byrne’s performance as “excellent” or “good” while 57 percent rate it “only fair” or “poor.” The remaining 10 percent offered no opinion. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Republican candidates for Congress in New Jersey trail their Democratic opponents by a wide margin

Republican candidates for Congress in New Jersey trail their Democratic opponents by a wide margin. Results from the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show that Democratic Congressional candidates lead Republicans by a 43—20 margin with a sizeable 37 percent still undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 21, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey residents gave President Ford mixed reviews on his performance in office

New Jersey residents gave President Ford mixed reviews on his performance in office. The results of the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show that 30 percent rate Ford’s overall performance as President “excellent” or ‘good’ while 40 percent term his performance “only fair” or “poor”. One in five … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 16, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey voters are sharply divided over the possible effects of legalizing casino gambling

New Jersey voters are sharply divided over the possible effects of legalizing casino gambling in the state. Results from the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, show that supporters think their taxes would be reduced by the introduction of casino gambling. Opponents of the legalization of gambling casinos fear … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 14, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Voter approval of casino gambling appears likely this November

Voter approval of casino gambling appears likely this November. According to the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, New Jersey residents favor the legalization of casino gambling by a margin of 56 percent to 40 percent, with 4 percent undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 9, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

By almost two to one, New Jerseyans disapprove of President Ford’s pardon of former President Nixon

By almost two to one, New Jerseyans disapprove of President Ford’s pardon of former President Nixon. According to the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, 62 percent disapprove of the President’s action, 33 percent approve and 5 percent have no opinion.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 7, 1974, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll