1989 - Center for Public Interest Polling

IN THE HOMESTRETCH – FLORIO LEADS BY 24 POINTS

Jim Florio, the Democratic candidate for governor has a substantial 24 point lead over his opponent Jim Courter, the Republican, going into Tuesday’s election. Florio continues to have stronger partisan support than Courter, and is heavily favored among independent voters.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 5, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TRACKING ISSUES IN THE GUBERNATORIAL RACE: AUTO INSURANCE AND ENVIRONMENT REMAIN TOP CONCERNS

New Jersey voters continue to see auto insurance and protecting the environment as the two most important problems which the state’s next Governor will have to face, followed by the drug problem and taxes. In addition, regardless of what issue voters feel is most important, Democratic candidate Jim Florio is still seen as likely to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 26, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO MAINTAINS LEAD OVER COURTER

Jim Florio, the Democratic candidate for governor holds a substantial 17 point lead over his opponent Jim Courter the Republican. The second gubernatorial debate and the candidates’ advertisements have not yet produced any significant momentum for the Republican. The latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll of 717 likely voters was conducted by telephone from October 12 to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS OPPOSE LAWS TO RESTRICT ABORTIONS; FLORIO FAVORED TO HANDLE THIS ISSUE

A large majority of New Jersey voters do not want new state laws or a constitutional amendment that restricts a woman’s right to an abortion. And, by a margin of more than two-to-one they say that Jim Florio, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate will do a better job handling the abortion issue than Jim Courter the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 15, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

AUTO INSURANCE AT TOP OF VOTERS’ LIST OF CONCERNS; MOST FAVOR STRICT REGULATION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES

By a very wide margin, New Jersey voters say they would prefer to scrap the state’s system of auto insurance and try something different rather than make changes within the current system. Also, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, voters are much more likely to feel it is necessary to maintain strict regulation of auto … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 8, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO HOLDS ADVANTAGE AMONG VOTERS ON KEY ISSUES

Auto insurance and the environment are seen by New Jersey voters as the most important problems which will confront the state’s next Governor, according to the latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll. The Democratic candidate Jim Florio seems well positioned to benefit more from public concerns in these areas because he is seen by widening margins of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 8, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FLORIO LEADS COURTER BY 23 POINTS; INDEPENDENT VOTERS FAVOR FLORIO

With less than six weeks left in the New Jersey Gubernatorial campaign, the Democratic candidate Jim Florio has a 23 point lead over Jim Courter the Republican contender.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 1, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

AIDS CONTINUES TO CONCERN NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS

In the state that ranks fourth nationally in the total number of AIDS cases, it is not surprising to find that most New Jersey residents continue to be concerned about the disease. Nine out of ten state residents say that AIDS is a serious threat to the general public in New Jersey. Aiso, according to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 23, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BUSH GETS POSITIVE JOB RATINGS IN NEW JERSEY; KEAN STILL GETS POSITIVE MARKS, BUT CONTINUES TO SLIP

While currently in the middle of an extended European trip on which he has received a positive reception, President Bush also has a favorable image and job performance rating back here in the Garden State. According to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, a majority of New Jerseyans have a favorable impression of Bush and give him … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 16, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ISSUES AND THE GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

At this early stage of the campaign for Governor, no single issue dominates the concerns of New Jersey voters. However, three issues–the environment, auto insurance, and economic issues–are at the top of the voters’ list of the most important problems the next Governor will have to face, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 9, 1989, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll