1985 - Center for Public Interest Polling

THE ASSEMBLY ELECTION: INCUMBENTS ARE POPULAR – SO ARE KEAN AND THE REPUBLICANS

The 1985 election for state Assembly is shaping up as a potentially good one for incumbents, with a majority of New Jersey voters giving legislators from their districts positive Job performance ratings. Democrats, however, hold only a small advantage over Republicans among voters who have decided which party’s candidates they plan to vote for in … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS’ RESPONSE TO CAMPAIGN ISSUES: TOXICS. TAXES. AND MANAGING GOVERNMENT

Environmental protection and toxic waste continues to be the issue of greatest concern to voters in this year’s gubernatorial election. While Governor Kean does not receive high marks for the job his administration has done cleaning up toxic waste sites, his opponent Peter Shapiro has gained just a little ground on this issue over the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 14, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

KEAN STILL RUNNING AGAINST HIMSELF (AND WINNING)

The situation has become more desperate for Democratic challenger Peter Shapiro as he struggles to catch popular Governor Tom Kean, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 13, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PARENTS SUPPORT INCREASING TEACHER SALARIES: PUBLIC AT LARGE FEELS TEACHERS ARE UNDERPAID

The new $18,500 minimum salary for public school teachers, established through a compromise between the State Legislature and Governor Kean and signed into law last Tuesday, should be greeted with widespread approval among New Jersey parents. According to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, nearly three-fourths of parents with children in public schools say they favor the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 15, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

HOW A MISS FROM PA, AS MISS NJ, IS A MISStake

New Jersey is ready to offer a warm welcome to the rest of the nation this week, as the state assumes its traditional role as host of the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 8, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION: THE ENVIRONMENT IS THE ISSUE; THE LEGISLATIVE ELECTION: THE ENVIRONMENT IS REPUBLICAN

Concern over environmental conditions in New Jersey–in particular the problem of toxic waste cleanup–has emerged as the dominant issue in the state’s Gubernatorial election, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 2, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC HEALTH IN NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS GIVE THEMSELVES A GOOD CHECK-UP

The state of New Jerseyan’s health, both physical and psychological, is very good according to the public’s self-assessment. One-half of the state’s residents, however, reported that there have been times recently when they were under a lot of stress. These are some of the main findings from a recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Survey.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 9, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MONEY AND POLITICS: PACS AND PUBLIC FINANCING OF CAMPAIGNS

New Jerseyans are concerned about the influence of money in politics. Most residents think that campaign contributions make their representatives feel obligated to those who give them money, according to a recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. In addition, more feel that Political Action Committees, known as PACs, exert a bad rather than good influence on the political … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 2, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PUBLIC LOOKS BACK ON KEAN’S FIRST TERM

New Jerseyans are very pleased with the performance of their Governor during the last few years. Tom Kean is widely viewed as a popular and strong leader, who has been successful in guiding and promoting the state. These are some of the main findings of a recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll that asked a statewide sample to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 26, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

KEAN WELL POSITIONED IN BID FOR REELECTION

Whoever wins the June 4 Democratic primary will find the toughest part of his job ahead of him. Six months before the general election, incumbent Governor Thomas Kean appears to have a smooth road ahead of him on his way to reelection, according to a recent Star-.Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am May 26, 1985, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll