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THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, PART III: THE INCOME TAX ISSUE

The impact of New Jersey’s controversial income tax on November’s gubernatorial election will depend largely on how the candidates come to define the issue during the campaign, according to the latest Eagleton Poll, conducted in late July.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 18, 1977, in 1977 Gubernatorial Election, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, PART II: NEW JERSEYANS RATE THE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES: QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES

New Jerseyans give Brendan Byrne mixed grades on his capacity for leadership, while Raymond Bateman, his Republican opponent In November’s Gubernatorial election, remains largely unknown to many voters. This is one of the findings of a statewide survey conducted in late July by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 14, 1977, in 1977 Gubernatorial Election, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, PART I: BATEMAN HOLDS EARLY LEAD OVER BYRNE

Republican gubernatorial challenger Raymond Bateman holds an early lead over incumbent Brendan Byrne among New Jersey’s registered voters, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. Bateman’s edge is slimmer with Independent Anthony Imperial in the race.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 11, 1977, in 1977 Gubernatorial Election, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BYRNE’S JOB RATING UP IN MAY

Governor Brendan T. Byrne and the State Legislature continue to receive low marks for their job performance, according to the latest Eagleton Poll, conducted in mid—May. While the Legislature’s rating is virtually unchanged since April, the Governor’s rating has edged upward.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 1, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

AWARENESS OF PRIMARY INCREASES

As the June 7 primary approaches, more than half of all New Jersey residents have heard or read something about the primary, but far fewer can name any of the Gubernatorial hopefuls.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 31, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MARIJUANA USAGE UP SLIGHTLY IN NEW JERSEY

More than one in five New Jersey adults report having used marijuana, according to a recent Eagleton Poll. The statewide survey, taken in mid—April, finds that 22 percent of the state’s residents 18 years of age or older acknowledge having used marijuana at some time. This figure is up only slightly from 1974, when a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 22, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A majority of New Jersey residents now supports the elimination of penalties for the possession of marijuana

A majority of New Jersey residents now supports the elimination of penalties for the possession of marijuana, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The results of this statewide survey, conducted in mid-April, show that 54 percent of adult New Jerseyans agree that “penalties for the possession of a small amount of marijuana should be eliminated,” … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 15, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A majority of New Jerseyans reject the need for a state Income tax or any replacement tax

A majority of New Jerseyans reject the need for a state Income tax or any replacement tax, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. However, if they have to choose one tax program, a more graduated income tax receives the most support.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 11, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The property tax rebate checks have failed to alter opposition to New Jersey’s income tax package

The property tax rebate checks, distributed in late March, have failed to alter opposition to New Jersey’s income tax package. A majority of New Jerseyans still reject extension of the tax beyond its scheduled 1978 expiration date.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 3, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans continue to give both Governor Brendan Byrne and the State Legislature low marks for their performance

New Jerseyans continue to give both Governor Brendan Byrne and the State Legislature low marks for their performance. According to the latest Eagleton Poll,conducted in mid-April, only 17 percent of respondents give the Governor positive marks of “excellent’ or “good,” while 75 percent give him negative marks of “only fair” or “poor.” The remaining 8 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 28, 1977, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll