October 1982 - Center for Public Interest Polling

LAUTENBERG CLOSING THE GAP: FENWICK HOLDS 3-5 POINT LEAD GOING INTO FINAL WEEK

Democrat Frank Lautenherg has cut deeply into Millicent Fenwick’s once commanding 18 point lead in the U.S. Senate election. Fenwick held a lead of 3 to 5 points going into the last full week of the campaign, according to the latest Eagleton Poll. The Rutgers survey also found that Lautenberg has the momentum going into … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 29, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE CLIMATE FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN NEW JERSEY

A growing number of New Jersey residents feel it is important for the state to take steps to aid business expansion and support the idea of using tax incentives to encourage economic growth, according to an Eagleton Poll released today. However, the Rutgers—based survey also found the public less willing than in the past to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC SEES STATE BUDGET PROBLEMS GROWING IN SERIOUSNESS; MOST EXPECT TAX INCREASE RATINGS OF THE GOVERNOR, LEGISLATURE, COURT

Over the last six months a growing number of New Jersey residents have come to feel the state’s budget problems are serious, according to an Eagleton Institute survey released today. As was the case in March of this year, nine—in—ten feel that taxes probably or definitely will increase within the next two years.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 15, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DRIVING IN NEW JERSEY: DRINKING AND DISCOURTESY

One of every four New Jersey drivers admits to having had an alcoholic beverage while they were driving. Fully 40 percent say they have been at the wheel while passengers were drinking. These are some of the surprising findings of an Eagleton Poll released today.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 13, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PRESIDENT’S JOB PERFORMANCE RATING STABLE: REAGAN RECEIVES LOW MARKS FOR ECONOMY BUT SHARES BLAME WITH CARTER

President Ronald Reagan’s job rating has stabilized in New Jersey with 38 percent giving him a positive evaluation of “excellent” or “good.” One—in—three rate his performance as “only fair,” and one—in—four feel he is doing a “poor” job as President, according to an Eagleton Institute Poll of 1,005 New Jersey residents conducted between September 14 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 12, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TIME FOR A CHANGE: SUPPORT FOR THE NEW JERSEY GIANTS GROWS

With the NFL on strike what do football fans in New Jersey have to talk about? How about changing the name of the team that plays in the Meadowlands to the New Jersey Giants?  

Posted at 12:01 am October 10, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TOURISM: TRENDS AND SLOGANS

The number of New Jerseyans taking vacations in the last year is down from a comparable period of two years ago, spelling bad news for the state’s tourism industry.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 8, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NUCLEAR FREEZE STRONGLY FAVORED; ELECTORATE LEANS DEMOCRATIC IN HOUSE RACES

Two out of three New Jerseyites supports the idea of a nuclear freeze, where the United States and Soviet Union would agree to halt the production, testing and installation of additional nuclear weapons. A survey of 1,005 state residents conducted between September 14 and 25 by Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute found 54 percent strongly favoring a … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 6, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SENATE POTPOURRI: ISSUES, IDEOLOGY, REAGAN, SEX AND SPOTS

The shape of the nation’s economy, with particular emphasis on unemployment, is the single dominant issue in the election for U.S. Senate, according to a poll taken by the Eagleton Institute of Rutgers University.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 5, 1982, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll