October 1977 - Center for Public Interest Polling
THE 1977 QUBERNATOBIAL ELECTION, PART X: MEDIA & INFORMATION – MAJORITY FEEL UNABLE TO CAST INFORMED VOTE
A majority of New Jerseyans do not feel they have enough information to cast an informed vote in November’s election. Despite increased media attention to the New Jersey gubernatorial election,a statewide survey conducted by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University found 55 percent saying they did not yet feel able to cast an Informed vote, … Read more …
As interest in the gubernatorial campaign picks up, New Jerseyans continue to give Republican challenger Raymond Bateman a clear edge on several pocketbook issues and on credibility of campaign promises according to the latest Eagleton Poll.
THE 1977 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, PART VIII: DEMOCRATS LEAD IN STATE SENATE RACES BUT MANY STILL UNDECIDED
Democratic candidates for the State Senate lead their Republican opponents but large numbers of voters are still undecided. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted between September 20 and 27, finds that 39 percent of registered voters say they favor Democrats for the State Senate, 24 percent favor Republicans and 38 percent are still undecided.
THE 1977 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, PART VII: NEW JERSEYANS RATE THE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES AGAIN: RECOGNITION UP–BUT EVALUATIONS UNCHANGED
New Jerseyans continue to give Brendan Byrne a mixed evaluation on his capacity for leadership, while Raymond Bateman, his Republican opponont in November’s gubernatorial election, remains an unknown quantity to many New Jersey residents. Despite the fact that the public’s ability to name Bateman as the Republican candidate has shot up by 25 percentage points … Read more …
Although a majority of New Jerseyans want the present income tax to self-destruct next June, most now doubt the state can get along “just as well” without the income tax or a replacement. If forced to choose among alternative taxes, most prefer the income tax over a sales tax boost.