October 1979 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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