May 1984 - Center for Public Interest Polling
NEW JERSEYANS VIEW THEIR LEGAL SYSTEM – COURTS AND JUDGES: Many Skirt Jury Duty but Have High Opinions of New Jersey Judges
While about one New Jerseyan in five has been summoned for jury duty in the last two years, less than half of those called actually reported, leading to a pool of potential jurors that differs from a representative sample of the general public in some important ways.
CRIME AND SAFETY CONCERNS SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT – ALSO: GOVERNOR/LEGISLATURE JOB PERFORMANCE RATINGS
Over the last three years there has been a dramatic change for the better in how New Jerseyans reel. about crime and neighborhood safety, according to the most recent Star—Ledger/Eagleton Poll.
Ronald Reagan is well positioned in New Jersey for his re-election bid this fall. The President remains fairly popular and is widely viewed as a strong leader who has made needed changes reducing the size and activity of government.
With the New Jersey primary a month away, former Vice President Walter Mondale has an 11 point lead over Colorado Senator Gary Hart among those planning to vote in the June 5 Democratic primary, according to a Star—Ledger/Eagleton Poll. The Reverend Jesse Jackson is well behind Mondale and Hart.