1988 - Page 2 of 2 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEY DRIVERS: DRINKING DOWN; AGGRESSIVENESS UP PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR RAISING THE SPEED LIMIT

There’s mixed news for New Jersey motorists this holiday weekend. While there has been a decrease in the number of drivers who report mixing gasoline with alcohol while on the road, the latest Scar-Ledger/Eagleton Poll also finds more people now characterizing Garden State motorists as rude or aggressive than six years ago.  

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

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

NEW JERSEYANS AND CHILD CARE; MANY THINK IT’S DIFFICULT TO FIND; MOST BELIEVE GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS SHOULD LEND A HARD

A large majority of New Jerseyans believe it is difficult for parents to find affordable, good quality child care in the state. In addition, most residents think meeting the cost of child care is a hardship for most families who need it, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

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

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT STATE LOTTERY, THOUGH MANY SEE NEGATIVE SOCIAL COSTS

The vast majority of New Jerseyans- -more than 3-in-s–support the existence of the State Lottery, and an equal number believe it is a legitimate way for the state to raise money. According to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, however, many citizens also recognize some possibly negative sides to the lottery- -such as encouraging people to gamble … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 28, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CONCERN OVER AIDS RISES IN NEW JERSEY

New Jerseyans have grown significantly more concerned about AIDS over the last two years, to the point that more than 6-in-10 now say it is a “very serious” threat to the general public here in New Jersey. Also, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, most residents believe AIDS is likely to spread beyond certain high … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 21, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

LAUTENBERG HOLDS EARLY LEAD OVER DAWKINS IN RACE FOR U.S. SENATE

While it is still well before the 1988 campaign for the U.S. Senate begins officially in New Jersey, incumbent Democrat Frank Lautenberg holds a comfortable though not overwhelming lead over his expected Republican opponent Pete Dawkins. According to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, Lautenberg leads Dawkins in the preferences of New Jersey voters by a 44 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 14, 1988, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll