June 1988 - Center for Public Interest Polling

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL: PUBLIC SEES COSTS UP SHARPLY: SAYS STATE SHOULD HELP COMMUNITIES WITH HIGHER COSTS

A majority of New Jerseyans say garbage disposal costs around the state have increased sharply over the last year. In addition, the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll shows that 6-in-10 residents think state government should try to equalize what citizens statewide must pay for garbage removal by giving money to communities with higher disposal costs. The … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 26, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MONEY IN POLITICS: LOBBYISTS, LEGISLATORS, AND CAMPAIGN FINANCING

An overwhelming majority of B-in-10 New Jerseyans agree that lobbyists in New Jersey should be required to publicly disclose all money they spend on state legislators. According to a recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, the public supports such full disclosure regardless of whether or not lobbyists are directly trying to influence a legislator’s action on any measure … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 19, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DAWKINS NAME RECOGNITION UP; LAUTENBERG RETAINS CLEAR LEAD BUT GAP NARROWED

After spending a million dollars on radio and television ads, Republican senatorial challenger Pete Dawkins has boosted his name recognition and narrowed the gap between himself and Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 13, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DUKAKIS BEGINS ’88 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN WITH 14 POINT LEAD; JACKSON HURTS TICKET IN JERSEY

Democrat Michael Dukakis holds a 14 point lead over his Republican opponent George Bush among Garden State voters as the candidates point toward the summer’s nominating conventions. New Jersey has not voted Democratic in a presidential election since 1964.  

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

NEW JERSEVANS SEE SHORE GOING DOWNHILL; MAJORITY THINKS REGIONAL COASTAL AUTHORITY A GOOD IDEA

A large and growing majority of 7-in-in New Jerseyans think the Jersey Shore, long one of the state’s most prized features and attractions, has been going downhill in recent years. This finding, from the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, reveals a dramatic change from 1984 when only 4-in-1 residents felt the Shore was in decline.  

Posted at 12:01 am June 5, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll