1981 - Center for Public Interest Polling

KEAN PICKING UP SUPPORT GOING INTO TOMORROW’S ELECTION

The election for Governor is tightening up, as New Jerseyans prepare to choose between Democrat Jim Florio and Republican Torn Kean in tomorrow’s election. The Eagleton Poll of Rutgers University reports that late deciders and vote switchers are favoring Kean, who has the momentum going into the two final days of the campaign.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 2, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO CONTINUES TO LEAD KEAN

Going into the final week of the 1981 Campaign for Governor, Democrat Jim Florio held a 43 to 37 percent lead over his Republican opponent Tom Kean, according to an Eagleton survey of 1,200 registered New Jersey voters. The poll, conducted between October 20 and 27, found 19 percent still undecided.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 30, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ThE 1981 ELECTION; THE MOOD OF THE ELECTORATE

By better than a three—to—one margin, New Jerseyans feel that things have been getting worse rather than better in the state over the last few years, and that it is time for a change. But while this sentiment would appear to work to the Republican’s advantage in the upcoming legislative elections, only 4—in—lO of New … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 9, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION – PERSONAL QUALITITES OF THE CANDIDATES

What kind of person do New Jerseyans want for their next Governor? According to the recent Eagleton Poll conducted between September 15 and 27, “honesty” was ranked as the most important quality for the new Governor to have. The Rutgers—based poll, of 770 registered New Jerseyans who said they intend to vote, also found that … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 7, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION–REAGAN AND BYRNE: EVALUATIONS AND IMPACT

While Jim Florio and Tom Kean are the candidates for Governor in New Jersey, much of the campaign talk has focused on two other political figures-—President Ronald Reagan and Governor Brendan Byrne. But an Eagleton Poll released today indicates that neither candidate will be helped much by their association with Reagan or Byrne.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 6, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION–THE ISSUES: ECONOMIC CONCERNS DOMINATE

The economy is at the top of New Jerseyans’ list of problems that the new Governor will have to solve, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The survey also showed that while about half of the state’s voters favor Republican Tom Kean’s plan to stimulate economic growth by cutting taxes, many are skeptical about the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 2, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, PART 1: NEW JERSEYANS UNPREPARED FOR ELECTION; FLORIO STARTS WITH BIGGER BASE THAN KEAN

New Jersey voters are not yet ready for the Gubernatorial election. An Eagleton survey conducted between September 15 and 27 found that only half of 840 registered voters sampled could name candidates Tom Kean and Jim Florio. Only 1 in 4 said they felt able to cast an informed vote, and only 1 in 20 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 30, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ FEELINGS ABOUT CRIME

While most New Jerseyans feel safe in their own neighborhoods, 2—out—of—5 state residents think crime has increased in the last year. In addition, 1 New Jersey household in 5 has been hit by crime in the last six months.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 8, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY PART I – THE DEMOCRATS: AWARENESS AND IMAGERY

Like their Republican counterparts, most of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Governor are not well known to either the general electorate or to registered Democrats in the state.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 27, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY, PART I – THE REPUBLICANS: AWARENESS AND IMAGERY

A survey conducted by Rutgers’ Eagleton Poll between May 6 and 18 found little familiarity with the candidates running for the Republican Gubernatorial nomination. Less than half of the state’s registered Republicans were able to offer firm opinions about any of the eight candidates.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 26, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll