1976 - Center for Public Interest Polling

Neither Robert Dole nor Walter Mondale is well known among New Jersey voters

With the nation’s first televised Vice-Presidential debate scheduled for tonight, neither Robert Dole nor Walter Mondale is well known among New Jersey voters. According to the latest Eagleton Poll, conducted between September 13 and 19, 37 percent could not name either Vice—Presidential contender. Mondale and Dole are equally known, with 55 percent correctly naming Dole … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 15, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Gerald Ford and jimmy Carter are running neck and neck in New jersey

As far as “Presidential” qualities are concerned, Gerald Ford and jimmy Carter are running neck and neck in New jersey. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted between September 13 and 19, before the first debate, shows that while Ford is seen as more experienced than Carter by an overwhelming majority of 7—12 percent, neither candidate holds … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 8, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

President Ford is seen by New Jerseyans as the candidate better able to deal with foreign policy issues,

President Ford is seen by New Jerseyans as the candidate better able to deal with foreign policy issues, the focus of tonight’s second Carter-Ford debate. The most recent Eagleton Poll, conducted between September 13 and 19 before the first debate, finds that the state’s residents perceive foreign affairs as Ford’s strong suit while Governor Carter … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 6, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

More than 85 percent of New Jerseyans cannot name either candidate for U.S. Senator

With a little more than a month to go until the election, more than 85 percent of New Jerseyans cannot name either candidate for U.S. Senator. The results of the most recent Eagleton Poll, conducted between September 13 and September 19, show that only 13 percent correctly name incumbent Harrison Williams as the Democratic candidate … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 1, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans appear to favor legalizing casino gambling in Atlantic City

With Election Day and a statewide referendum still more than a month away, New Jerseyans appear to favor legalizing casino gambling in Atlantic City. According to the latest Eagleton Poll, conducted between September 13 and 19, 59 percent favor the proposed Constitutional amendment, 36 percent are opposed, while 4 percent are undecided. Two years ago, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 29, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jersey residents believe the Democratic party is “better able to run the state government” than their Republican oppositio

By a margin of more than two to one, New Jersey residents believe the Democratic party is “better able to run the state government” than their Republican opposition. The latest New Jersey Poll, a statewide survey conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, found that 41 percent named the Democrats, 18 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 21, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Confidence in state government has dropped sharply in the past two years

Confidence in state government has dropped sharply in the past two years, according to the latest New Jersey Poll conducted in May by the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University. The Poll found that only 9 percent of the state’s adult residents said they had “a lot of confidence” in the government in Trenton, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 11, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans are sharply divided on the question of whether taxes should be raised in order to restore proposed cuts

New Jerseyans are sharply divided on the question of whether taxes should be raised in order to restore proposed cuts as called for in the state budget submitted by Governor Byrne, according to the latest New Jersey Poll. The statewide survey, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University, found that 44 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 2, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Democrats Jimmy Carter and Hubert Humphrey would both defeat Gerald Ford or Ronald Reagan

Democrats Jimmy Carter and Hubert Humphrey would both defeat either of the two leading Republican candidates, Gerald Ford or Ronald Reagan, if the Presidential election were held now. The latest New Jersey Poll, conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University earlier this month before the Michigan and Maryland primaries, shows Carter leading … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 24, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Delegate slate pledged to former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter appears to be in the lead in the race

The delegate slate pledged to former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter appears to be in the lead in the race for New Jersey’s delegates to the Democratic national convention, according to the latest New Jersey Poll. This statewide Poll, conducted this month by the Eagleton Institute of Politics of Rutgers University before the Maryland and Michigan … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 20, 1976, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll