February 1981 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEYANS UNIMPRESSED BY POLITICIANS: BUT NEW JERSEY POLITICIANS BETTER THAN MOST

New Jerseyans are cynical about politicians. According to the latest Eagleton Poll, Garden State residents think that many politicians are corrupt, self—interested, incompetent and only somewhat responsive to those who elected them However, the Rutgers—based poll of 1003 New Jerseyans also found that New Jersey politicians are thought of more favorably than politicians in general; … Read more …

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

NEW JERSEYANS: TAXES ARE TOO HIGH; BUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING IS FAVORED

Although most New Jerseyans think their taxes are too high, they do not favor reductions in state and local spending. According to the latest Eagleton Poll, 7 out-of 10 Garden State residents felt more or the same amount of money should be spent on eleven government programs.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 20, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PUBLIC AND THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, GUN CONTROL–YES, DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA — NO, SCHOOL PRAYER — DEPENDS

New Jerseyites are in general agreement with the action taken by the Governor and the State Legislature to impose mandatory prison terms on those who use guns when committing crimes. In fact, a substantial majority of state residents would go even further, supporting a law banning the sale and possession of handguns in New Jersey. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 18, 1981, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll