1979 - Page 2 of 3 - Center for Public Interest Polling

DEMOCRATS HOLD EARLY LEAD OVER REPUBLICANS IN ASSEMBLY RACES

Early poll results show that New Jersey voters favor Democratic Assembly candidates over Republican candidates, but a large portion of the electorate is still undecided. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted earlier this month, found that among those who report being registered voters, 41 percent favored Democratic candidates, 27 percent favored Republican candidates and 31 percent … Read more …

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

CARTER RATING HITS NEW LOW

President Carter’s job performance rating has dropped sharply from last spring to the point where only one New Jerseyan in five now gives Carter a favorable evaluation. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted earlier this month, shows only 19 percent giving Carter positive marks of “excellent” or “good,” compared to 80 percent giving him negative marks … Read more …

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

WHAT BUGS NEW JERSEYANS: COCKROACHES A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM IN THE STATE’S URBAN AREAS

Most people in New Jersey’s urban areas are troubled by roaches, according to an Eagleton Poll conducted in April. The Rutgers—based Poll of 1005 state residents found that 16 percent said they had seen roaches in or around their dwellings in the last year, with an additional seven percent saying they had had them within … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 5, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS STRONGLY FAVOR RAISING DRINKING AGE

By an almost three—to-one margin, New Jerseyans favor raising the states drinking age, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The survey, conducted during the first two weeks of April, found 74 percent in favor of and 25 percent opposed to increasing the drinking age from the current 18 years of age.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 8, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND ENERGY II: PUBLIC REJECTS PROPOSALS CALLING FOR PERSONAL SACRIFICE

While 85 percent feel energy problems have gotten worse in the past and 69 percent feel they will get worse in the future, New Jerseyans oppose energy saving proposals that would require them to make personal sacrifices, according to the most recent Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers—based survey presented a statewide sample with nine energy alternatives … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 2, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS NEGATIVE ABOUT TELEVISION COVERAGE OF THE STATE

New Jerseyans are more negative than positive about the television coverage of New Jersey provided by stations in New York and Philadelphia. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted during the first two weeks in April, found that 41 percent rate out-of-state television coverage of the Garden State positively, as either “excellent” or “good,” as compared to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 1, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS AND ENERGY: STILL SKEPTICAL OF CRISIS, PESSIMISTIC ABOUT FUTURE –

While New Jerseyans remain unconvinced that the energy crisis is real, they feel the energy situation has dramatically worsened in the recent past and expect it to get even worse in the coming year,according to the most recent Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 29, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CARTER RATING DROPS SLIGHTLY DESPITE HIGHER MARKS ON MIDDLE EAST

Despite higher ratings for his handling of the nation’s foreign policy since the conclusion of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, President Carter’s overall job rating has continued to decline. According to the latest Eagle.ton Poll, conducted earlier this month, only 34 percent of New Jerseyans gave Carter positive job ratings of “excellent” or “good,” as compared … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 25, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ FEELINGS ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER: NECESSARY AND NERVOUS

New Jerseyans appear to be at an uneasy peace with nuclearpower, according to an Eagleton Poll conducted shortly after the accident at Three Mile Island. The Rutgers-based survey foundthat while support for nuclear power has declined and people are concerned about the safety factor, most still see nuclear poweras necessary for the country to meet … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 24, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BYRNE’S JOB RATING UNCHANGED

New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne’s job rating has remained stable with about one New Jerseyan in three offering a favorable evaluation of his performance in office, according to t:he latest Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 20, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll