October 1980 - Center for Public Interest Polling

REAGAN HOLDS NARROW LEAD GOING INTO TONIGHT’S DEBATE

Ronald Reagan takes a narrow lead over Jimmy Carter into tonight’s Presidential debate, while support for independent candidate John Anderson has declined dramatically in recent weeks, according to the latest Eagleton survey.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 28, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CONTROVERSIES IN EDUCATION: SEX EDUCATION, CLASSIFICATION AND CONTROL

New Jerseyans overwhelmingly favor having sex education taught in high schools, but are mixed on how much control the state should have over educational matters, according to an Eagleton Poll released today.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ENERGY — NEW JERSEYANS ARE OPTIMISTIC

The pessimistic energy outlook of last year has changed, with more New Jerseyans now “thinking positively” about energy problems. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted during the last two weeks in September, found 45 percent of New Jerseyans saying energy problems have gotten “better” in the last year compared to 1 out of 10 who felt … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 21, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

JUST AS MANY NEW JERSEYANS TAKING VACATIONS AS IN PAST, MORE VACATIONING IN GARDEN STATE

The number of Garden Staters taking vacations has changed little in the last two years, though more of the state’s residents are choosing to spend their vacations in their home state. The Rutgers-based Eagleton Poll also found that the number of short recreation trips taken by New Jerseyans was virtually the same this summer as … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 17, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MOST FAVOR GAMBLING IN ATLANTIC CITY; FEEL ORGANIZED CRIME INVOLVED

Despite feeling that organized crime is connected to Atlantic City gambling, and expressing reservations about the state’s ability to regulate the gaming industry, two out of every three New Jerseyans continue to favor casino gambling and most feel it has been good for the state. These are some of the main findings of an Eagleton … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 15, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOVERNOR’S JOB RATING UNCHANGED

Governor Brendan Byrne’s job rating is unchanged since May of this year according to a recent Eagleton Poll of New Jerseyans. The Rutgers—based Poll, conducted during the last two weeks in September, also found that evaluations of the New Jersey State Legislature and Supreme Court have remained basically the same.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 14, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE NEW JERSEY GIANTS? OR “WOULD A FOOTBALL TEAM BY ANY OTHER NAME PLAY AS WELL”?

Despite losing their last four games the Giants still have a home here in the Garden State. In fact, New Jersey football fans appear to be tired of hearing their team called the “New York” Giants by football commentators and seeing “NY” before the team’s name in the standings.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 12, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MOST NEW JERSEYANS PREFER ALTERNATIVES TO A FEDERAL TAX CUT; VIEW REAGAN PROPOSAL AS UNREALISTIC

Nearly three-quarters of the state’s residents support a tax cut for next year, but only one—third favor Republican nominee Ronald Reagan’s plan, and support for a general tax cut drops dramatically when people are asked to choose between tax reduction and other goals. Fully three-fifths of those questioned in an Eagleton Poll taken just before … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 9, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: ISSUES AND ABILITIES

Registered New Jersey voters named Ronald Reagan as the best candidate to manage the nation’s economy; but Jimmy Carter was seen as the candidate best able to keep the country out of war. In the latest Eagleton Poll of 967 registered New Jerseyans, voters also said that Reagan would be better at reducing taxes and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 7, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: REAGAN HOLDS NARROW LEAD

With about five weeks remaining before the election Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter run almost evenly among registered voters in New Jersey. However, among those most likely to vote in the election, Reagan holds a 5 percentage point lead over Carter, according to an Eagleton Institute survey released today.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 1, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll