February 1979 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEYANS FAVOR LIBERALIZATION OF MARIJUANA LAWS

While a slim majority of New Jerseyans continues to favor the decriminalization of marijuana, the great bulk of the population remains opposed to its legalization, according to the latest Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 27, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS DO NOT FAVOR LOWER GOVERNMENT SPENDING DESPITE BELIEF TAXES ARE TOO HIGH

Even though the overwhelming majority of New Jerseyans believe their state and local taxes could be much lower, only a small minority favor reduced spending in most areas of state and local expenditures, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers based survey, after pointing out that “whether taxes can be raised or lowered depend … Read more …

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

CARTER JOB RATING DECLINES, LOSES SUPPORT FROM DEMOCRATS

Only one New Jerseyan in three now gives President Carter high marks for his performance in office, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. While Carter’s job rating has declined only six percentage points among the general public from an October Eagleton survey the entire decline comes from members of the President’s own party, where support … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 18, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans Approve Casino Gambling; Believe Organized Crime Involved

While almost two—thirds of New Jersey residents favor casino gambling in Atlantic City, almost two—thirds also believe that “the people running the casino in Atlantic City may be connected to members of organized crime,” according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers based survey, conducted between January 23 and February 2, found that supporters of … Read more …

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

BYRNE’S JOB RATING STABLE

Only one New Jerseyan in three gives Brendan Byrne a favorable rating on the job he has been doing as Governor, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers based survey found Byrne’s job rating basically unchanged from surveys conducted throughout 1978.  

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

NEW JERSEY – CALIFORNIA OF THE EAST?

New Jerseyans may be more like Californians than most people realize. California has long had the popular image of an indulgent, permissive, individualistic culture where the pursuit of pleasure is the statewide pastime. But the Garden State is more than a match for the Golden State, according to the results of the latest Eagleton Poll. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 11, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll