1987 - Page 2 of 3 - Center for Public Interest Polling

THE IRAN-CONTRA VERDICT: CRIMES COMMITTED; REAGAN LIED; LEADERSHIP DAMAGED

The public phase of the Iran-Contra affair has ended with a majority of New Jerseyans believing that laws were broken, many feeling their President lied about his knowledge of the affair, and with substantial damage being done to Ronald Reagan’s image as a strong leader.  

Posted at 12:01 am August 28, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PRISON OVERCROWDING: PUBLIC WILLING TO PAY FOR MORE SPACE; SUPPORT LONGER SENTENCES FOR DRUG OFFENDERS

A large majority of 7-in-la New Jerseyans say they would favor a bond issue to raise almost $200 million dollars for the construction of new prison facilities in the state. And, by an even wider margin, most residents say they support longer prison sentences for people convicted of crimes involving illegal drugs, according to the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 12, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS CIVIC CONTRIBUTIONS: DONATING TIME AND MONEY TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS

Last night’s fireworks celebrated more than the nation’s independence. The Fourth of July is also a tribute to an American spirit of public involvement. New Jerseyans, it seems, are doing their fair share. The latest Star-ledger/Eagleton Poll shows the majority of state residents volunteer time and donate money to charity and non-profit groups on an … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 5, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR BRINGING MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO THE GARDEN STATE: BRING ON THE ‘NEW JERSEY’ YANKEES–OR ANY OTHER TEAM

A clear majority of New Jerseyans like the idea of bringing major league baseball to the Garden State. But even though a sizable number of state residents say they are quite excited by the prospect of having a home team in their home state, and only a handful are opposed to the idea, citizens stop … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 28, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

AUTO INSURANCE: MOST THINK RATES COULD BE LOWER; MAJORITY WOULD APPROVE LIMITS ON LAWSUITS

By an overwhelming margin, most New Jerseyans think auto insurance rates in the state could be lower without putting insurance companies out of business, with many feeling they could be “a lot” lower. Also, by more than 2-to-i a majority of residents would approve of limiting lawsuits from accidents in return for cheaper car insurance, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 21, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

REAGAN POPULARITY CONTINUES TO SLIDE WITH IRAN-CONTRA HEARINGS; NEW JERSEYANS QUESTION PRESIDENT’S TRUTHFULNESS

The conclusion of the first stage of Congressional hearings into the Iran-contra affair finds New Jerseyans giving President Ronald Reagan his lowest job performance rating since 1984.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 14, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS UNSURE ABOUT SURROGATE MOTHERHOOD, BUT FEEL CONTRACTS SHOULD BE BINDING

New Jerseyans are almost evenly divided over the question of surrogate motherhood, with just slightly more saying that in general they approve rather than disapprove of the practice.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 22, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OVERWHELMING PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR GOVERNOR’S WELFARE REFORM; MAJORITY FEELS KEAN OBLIGATED TO SERVE FULL TERM

Governor Kean’s plan for reforming the state’s welfare system receives overwhelming support from New Jerseyans, with 9-in-1O saying they approve of his proposal which, among other things, would require all able-bodied welfare recipients to either work or participate in job training programs to continue receiving benefits.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 15, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS STRONGLY FAVOR MANDATORY RECYCLING; MOST SEE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL AS SERIOUS PROBLEM

New Jerseyans give very strong support to the idea of statewide mandatory solid waste recycling; almost 90 percent say they would favor a recycling program such as the one given final legislative approval by the Assembly this past Thursday.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 8, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PUBLIC SUPPORTS INCREASED AID TO CITIES; DIVIDED OVER REPEAL OF FORD ACT

By a very wide margin, New Jerseyans offer strong support for the idea that state government should provide increased aid to cities to make up for cuts in federal aid.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 1, 1987, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll