1988 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEY FOR BUSH, LAUTENBERG

George Bush appears to be riding a cresting wave to victory here in New Jersey, while Democratic incumbent Senator Frank Lautenberg has so far been able to stem an increasingly Republican tide and also appears headed for victory at the poiis today.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 8, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS SEE BENTSEN MORE QUALIFIED THAN QUAYLE, BUT STATURE GAP NOT MUCH OF A FACTOR

Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen is clearly seen by New Jersey voters as more qualified to be President than his Republican counterpart Dan Quayle. Unfortunately for the Democratic ticket, however, the vice-presidential candidates are not very important factors for most voters in their decision about who to support for President, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 3, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SPOTS IN THE SENATE: A PLAGUE ON BOTH YOUR HOUSES

The New Jersey Senate election between Democrat Frank Lautenberg and Republican Pete Dawkins has been called one of the most negative races in the country and is seen by many as one of the most negative in the state’s political history.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 2, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

RACE FOR THE SENATE: LAUTENBERG STILLS LEADS, BUT DAWKINS WITHIN STRONG DISTANCE

The race for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey has narrowed substantially between September and October, to the point where Republican challenger Pete Dawkins may now be within striking distance of incumbent Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 31, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY MOVES FIRMLY INTO BUSH’S COLUMN OF STATES: DUKAKIS NOW TRAILS BY 14 WITH LATE DECIDERS GOING TO BUSH

New Jersey voters have continued their movement towards George Bush to the point where it will be very difficult for Michael Dukakis to overtake him in what has been considered a critical state for the Democrats.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 30, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEVANS WOULD EXTRACT HEAVY PRICE FROM CORPORATE POLLUTERS

Reflecting the paramount concern for protecting the environment, large majorities of New Jerseyans would support heavy sanctions against businesses and companies that knowingly break anti-pollution laws. According to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, most residents think heavy fines and requiring companies to pay the full cost of any clean-up are fair penalties for corporate polluters.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 16, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SENATE RACE UNCHANGED SINCE MAY: LAUTENBERG HOLDS COMMANDING 20 POINT LEAD OVER DAWKINS

As far as the average New Jersey voter is concerned, the race for the U.S. Senate has yet to start. There has been virtually no change in New Jerseyans’ preferences in the Senate contest over the last four months. Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg continues to maintain a commanding lead of 20 points over his Republican … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 6, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN: BUSH GAINS ON ECONOMIC ISSUES, IS WINNING THE MIDDLE CLASS VOTE

Corning out of last Sunday’s presidential debate, George Bush has gained an edge over his Democratic rival Michael Dukakis among New Jersey voters on the all important issues of the economy and taxes. Also, Bush is now seen as the candidate most likely to provide strong leadership for the country, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 4, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY TILTS TOWARD BUSH: MARGIN NOW 7 OVER DUKAKIS

After viewing last Sunday’s inconclusive presidential debate, enough New Jerseyans apparently have decided to stay with what they now have to move the Garden State from the “undecided” to “leans to Bush” column.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 2, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TOSS-UP IN NEW JERSEY: BUSH BY 3

Going into tonight’s first presidential debate, New Jersey’s attractive prize of 16 electoral votes is clearly up for grabs. The latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll finds George Bush and Michael Dukakis running neck and neck in the Garden State, with Bush holding a statistically insignificant lead of 47 to 44 percent–well within the poll’s margin of error. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 25, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll