1979 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEYANS FAVOR STATEWIDE STORE OPENINGS ON SUNDAYS

Most New Jerseyans agree with voters in Middlesex, Monmouth and Union Counties — they do not support the “blue laws” which require most retail stores to remain closed on Sundays in seven counties. Voters in these three counties repealed the blue laws in the election earlier this month. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted the last … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 28, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS FEELINGS ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER: CAUTION CONTINUES

New Jerseyans have become slightly more wary about nuclear power in the last six months, according to an Eagleton Poll conducted in October. While there has been no change in their concern about the risks of nuclear power in the wake of discussion about the incident at Three Mile Island, support for the building of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 26, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM UNFAMILIAR/CONFUSING TO MOST NEW JERSEYANS

Almost half of New Jersey residents–46 percent—-said they had not heard or read anything about the campaign to allow initiative and referendum in the State, when interviewed by the Eagleton Poll in late October. Another 32 percent said they had heard or read “just a little.” However, while there was little awareness of initiative and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 21, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FORD, REAGAN BEST KNOWN; MOST POPULAR AMONG NEW JERSEY REPUBLICANS

Former President Gerald Ford and former Governors Ronald Reagan of California and John Connally of Texas were the most widely recognized of the Republican Presidential hopefuls in New Jersey, according to the latest Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 15, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WELL KNOWN; KENNEDY’S IMAGE MOST FAVORABLE

While all three of the Democratic candidates for their party’s nomination — Jerry Brown, Jimmy Carter, and Edward Kennedy – have every high recognition levels among New Jerseyans, only Kennedy has a clearly positive image. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted during the last two weeks of October before Kennedy and Brown had formally declared their … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 14, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE 1980 ELECTION PART 1: KENNEDY, FORD SHOW EARLY SRENGTH IN NEW_JERSEY

Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy and former President Gerald Ford appear at this time to be the strongest.: candidates the Democrats and Republicans could offer New Jerseyans in next falls Presidential election, according to the latest Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 13, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

RISING ENERGY COSTS BLAMED ON ARABS, INFLATION, HIGHER PROFITS

Price hikes by Arab oil producers, inflation, higher profits for energy suppliers, waste by consumers and the lack of a comprehensive energy policy in the United States were all seen by New Jerseyans as major reasons for increased energy prices according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers—based survey also found the existence of“a shortage … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 12, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ECONOMY AND ENERGY, NOT TAXES MAJOR ISSUES IN ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

Concerns about the economy and energy were most frequently mentioned by New Jerseyans as the major issues in this year’s Assembly elections. For the first time since 1973, when the Eagleton Poll began asking this question, taxes were not seen as one of the most important issues of the Legislative campaign. The Rutqer-based Poll also … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 10, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOVERNOR’ S JOB RATING UNCHANGED

Governor Brendan Byrne’s job rating among New Jerseyans is virtually unchanged from January of this year. The Rutgers-based Eagleton Poll found that 35 percent of those contacted rated the Governor positively as “excellent” or “good,” while 60 percent gave Byrne negative marks of “only fair” or “poor.” Citizen evaluations of the other two branches of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 9, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC OPINION ABOUT ENERGY PROBLEMS UNCHANGED7 OIL COMPANIES BLAMED FOR SHORTAGES

Despite the long gas lines during the summer and substantially higher heating costs projected for this winter, New Jerseyans remain skeptical about there being a shortage of energy and unconvinced of the seriousness of the energy situation, according to the latest Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 4, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll