October 1981 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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