October 1988 - Center for Public Interest Polling
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.