1990 SENATE ELECTION: POCKETBOOK ISSUES PREDOMINATE

Posted at 12:01 am October 31, 1990, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

Taxes, the federal budget deficit, and the economy are the three key issues New Jersey voters think the person elected to the U.S. Senate next Tuesday will have to handle. Bill Bradley, the Democratic incumbent, is viewed as the candidate who would do a better job of handling these economic issues, and by a margin of about 2-to-i he is picked over the Republican challenger Christine Todd Whitman as being more capable of handling a variety of specific issues. In addition, according to the latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll conducted with 546 likely voters between October 16 and October 22, 1990, 3-in-4 New Jersey voters think the state tax package should be an issue in the election for U.S. Senate and 6-in-10 think the term of elected officials should be limited.

 

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