1978 - Center for Public Interest Polling

JAI ALAI GAMBLING NARROWLY OPPOSED

By a slim margin New Jerseys registered voters now oppose legalizing gambling on Jai Alai in the Garden State. According to the latest Eagleton Poll, conducted between October 23 and. 29,49 percent plan to vote against the ballot question while 45 percent support it with six percent. still undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 5, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE SENATORIAL ELECTION, PART IV: BRADLEY MAINTAINS LEAD

Democratic Senatorial candidate Bill Bradley continues to lead his Republican opponent Jeff Bell, although his lead has narrowed since September. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted between October 23 and 29, finds that among registered voters Bradley leads Bell by 50 to 32 percent with 18 percent undecided. When undecided voters who are “leaning” toward one … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 2, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE 1978 SENATORIAL ELECTION, PART III: MEDIA AND INFRMATION – ONLY 17 PERCENT OF NEW JERSEYANS FEEL ABLE TO CAST INFORMED VOTE

Less than one registered New Jersey voter in five said they felt able to cast an informed vote in the upcoming Senate election when interviewed in late September by the Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers based survey, conducted during the last two weeks of September found that only 17 percent felt they had enough information to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS OVERWHELMINGLY REJECT BLUE LAWS

New Jerseyans, by a wide margin, do not support the present “blue laws” which require most retail stores to remain closed on Sundays in ten counties of the state. The latest Eagleton Poll,conducted during the last two weeks of September, found that 71 percent of those polled were in favor of allowing retail stores to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 18, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC EVENLY DIVIDED ON TAT ALAI QUESTION

New Jersey’s registered voters are evenly divided over legalizing gambling on Tai Alai in the Garden State 0 The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted during the last two weeks in September, found 46 percent planned to vote for and 46 percent intended to vote against this ballot question with 8 percent undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 15, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CARTER’S JOB RATING UP AMONG NEW JERSEYANS

President Carters diplomatic success at the Camp David Summit has helped to reverse the downward trend in his job rating among New Jerseyans. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted during the two weeks following Camp David, has found that Carter’s job performance was up 10 points from its lowest point in May of this year, when … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 11, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE SENATORIAL ELECTION, PART II: PROPOSITION 13 POPULAR BUT HAS LIMITED IMPACT ON ELECTION

While there is some support for a large tax cut such as California’s Proposition 13 here in New Jersey, the state’s registered voters are more concerned with inflation and economic conditions, according to the latest Eaqleton Poll. The Rutgers based survey also found that support for a tax cut drops substantially if it were to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 10, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE SENATORIAL ELECTION, PART I: BRADLEY LEADS BELL: KNOWLEDGE AND INTEREST LOW

With just over five weeks left in the campaign, Democrat Bill Bradley leads Jeff Bell, his Republican opponent for New Jersey’s Senate seat, by a comfortable margin. The latest Eagleton Poll,conducted during the last two weeks of September, shows Bradley leading Bell among registered voters by 49 to 24 percent with 27 percent. still undecided. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 5, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS FAVOR SEPARATING SMOKERS AND NON-SMOKERS IN RESTAURANTS

A clear majority of New Jerseyans support a recent proposal of the Public Health Council requiring restaurants to provide separate sections for smokers and non-smokers., The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted between May 7 and 16, found that 63 percent favored the proposal, 32 percent opposed it and five percent were undecided. The Council recently agreed … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 4, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CARTER’S JOB RATING HITS NEW LOW

President Carter’s job rating has dropped to its lowest point since he took office. Less than one New Jerseyan in three now gives Carter high marks for his job performance, according to the latest Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 31, 1978, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll