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THE 1980 ELECTION, PART 3: CANDIDATE IMAGERY MIXED ON REAGAN; NEGATIVE ON CARTER, KENNEDY: ANDERSON, BUSH NOT WELL DEFINED

New Jerseyans’ views of President Jimmy Carter have become less favorable over the past three months, although he is still held in higher regard than his Democratic rival, Senator Edward Kennedy. Both men received more unfavorable than favorable evaluations from state residents in the latest Eagleton Poll. Only among Democrats did more have favorable than … Read more …

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

THE 1980 ELECTION, PART 3: CARTER, REAGAN SHOW EVEN STRENGTH: ANDERSON CANDIDACY APPEARS VIABLE IN NEW JERSEY; CARTER STILL STRONGER THAN KENNEDY

Ronald Reagan, who has in effect captured the Republican nomination,and Jimmy Carter, on the verge of locking up the Democratic nomination for President, would run a close race in New Jersey if the election was held today. An Eagleton Poll conducted during the first half of May finds Reagan leading Carter by 4 percentage points——38 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 22, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS BECOMING MORE CONCERNED ABOUT ENERGY PROBLENS

New Jerseyans are becoming more convinced of the seriousness of the nation’s energy problems, according to the latest Eagleton Poll conducted in February. The Rutgers-based poll also found that state residents were pessimistic about the future; they expect to he confronted with rising fuel prices and shortages of energy supply.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 19, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT DRAFT REGISTRATION OF MEN BUT DIVIDED OVER INCLUDING WOMEN

New Jerseyans favor requiring registration of young men for possible military service but are evenly divided on whether draft registration should also apply to women. If women were to be included in a draft, most of those questioned in the latest Eagleton Poll felt they should be assigned only to non-combat roles. Women and young … Read more …

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

NEW JERSEYANS SKEPTICISM ABOUT STATE GOVERNMENT UNCHANGED; ABSCAM HAS LITTLE EFFECT

Despite leaks from the FBI ABSCAM investigation suggesting that some New Jersey politicians may have been involved in wrongdoing, New Jerseyans feelings about the honesty of their public officials and corruption in state government have changed little over the past three years. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted in February shortly after the ABSCAM revelations were … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 13, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CARTER JOB RATING UP; RECEIVES MIXED RATING FOR HIS HANDLING OF IRAN

President Carter’s job performance rating has risen sharply in the wake of Americans being taken hostage in Iran. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted in February, found 44 percent of New Jerseyans giving Carter positive marks of “excellent” or “good” for the job he has been doing as President, while 56 percent gave him negative marks … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 11, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FORD’S IMAGE MORE FAVORABLE THAN REAGAN OR CONNALLY; BUSH ALSO SEEN FAVORABLY; ANDERSON RECOGNITION INCREASES

Former President Ford has a more favorable image than any of the declared candidates for the GOP Presidential nomination among both New Jerseyans as a whole as well as among the state’s Republicans. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted just prior to the New Hampshire primary, also found that New Jerseyans had unfavorable impressions of Ronald … Read more …

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

SHIFTING OF DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES’ IMAGERY: CARTER SEEN MORE POSITIVELY, KENNEDY MORE NEGATIVELY

President Jimmy Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy have flip—flopped positions in the minds of New Jerseyans, who now hold generally favorable impressions of Carter and unfavorable ones of Kennedy. California Governor Jerry Brown now also gets more negative than positive marks from New Jerseyans, according to the latest Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 6, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE 1980 ELECTION PART 2: CARTER, KENNEDY REVERSE FRONT RUNNER POSITIONS; FORD STILL MOST POPULAR REPUBLICAN

President Jimmy Carter has made dramatic gains against possible Republican challengers while his principal opponent, Senator Edward Kennedy, has lost ground to all major Republican challengers in equally dramatic fashion over the last four months. The latest Eagleton Poll of New Jersey residents, conducted just before the New Hampshire primary, found that Carter had replaced … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 4, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll