February 1975 - Center for Public Interest Polling

New Jerseyans are willing to support a wide variety of government actions to deal with the energy crisis

New Jerseyans are willing to support a wide variety of government actions to deal with the energy crisis, however they draw the line at gas rationing, Increased gasoline taxes or relaxing air and water pollution standards. In a study conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University last month, 1005 randomly selected statewide residents were … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 19, 1975, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A solid majority of New Jerseyans would permit oil drilling in the state’s coastal waters as means of dealing with the present energy crisis

A solid majority of New Jerseyans would permit oil drilling in the state’s coastal waters as means of dealing with the present energy crisis. The New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds that 60 percent favor exploratory oil drilling off the New Jersey shore while 32 percent oppose it. Eight … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 17, 1975, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans are becoming increasingly critical of the job both Governor Byrne and the State Legislature are doing

New Jerseyans are becoming increasingly critical of the job both Governor Byrne and the State Legislature are doing. According to the latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, only 27 percent rate Byrne’s performance in office as either “excellent” or “good,” while 67 percent say It is “only fair” or … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 12, 1975, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans are three times more likely to blame the Legislature rather than the Governor for the state’s failure

New Jerseyans are three times more likely to blame the Legislature rather than the Governor for the state’s failure to meet the January 1 court deadline for replacing the current method of financing public schools through the local property tax. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds 48 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 10, 1975, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey has swung sharply in favor of an income tax if it led to a reduction in local property taxes

Public opinion in New Jersey has swung sharply in favor of an income tax if it led to a reduction in local property taxes. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds 59 percent in favor of a state income tax tied to property tax reform. Twenty—seven percent oppose … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 5, 1975, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A majority of New Jerseyans favor providing public jobs for the unemployed as a way of dealing with the current recession

A majority of New Jerseyans favor providing public jobs for the unemployed as a way of dealing with the current recession. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University, finds that 59 percent agree that ‘the government should provide jobs for all people out of work.” Thirty—six percent oppose such … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 3, 1975, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll