1991 - Center for Public Interest Polling

POLITICS IN NEW JERSEY: INTEREST, KNOWLEDGE, MEDIA USE A TWENTY YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

Overall New Jerseyans, are not very informed about their state government — 3-in-10 cannot identify the political party of the Governor; about 6-in-lO cannot name the political party that controls the state legislature; 3-in-4 did not know what state offices were being contested in the past election; and 9-in-lO cannot correctly name their state senator. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 24, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SEXUAL HARASSMENT VIEWED AS PROBLEM IN NEW JERSEY WORKPLACE

More than six-in-ten New Jersey residents say that sexual harassment is a serious problem in the workplace; and a majority (56%) say that companies operating in the state should be required by law to have a policy on sexual harassment.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 17, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BUSH RATINGS DECLINE IN NEW JERSEY

Over the past four months there has been a 13 point drop in the number of New Jerseyans who give President George Bush a positive overall job performance rating, which is now at 56 percent.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 10, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

REPUBLICAN TREND IN 1991 LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

Statewide, more New Jersey voters favor Republican than Democratic candidates for the State Senate and the Assembly. Interest in this election is up considerably from 1987, the last election when all 180 seats were contested. About 4-in-b voters say they are very interested in the legislative races.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 3, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS EVALUATE AUTO INSURANCE REFORMS

Close to half of New Jerseyans say the April 1 changes in New Jersey auto insurance policies have not improved the system. About 6-in-10 residents have renewed their auto insurance policy since the new system went into effect, and among them about 4-in-10 say this year’s rates are less than last year’s. However, about half … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 13, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

JERSEYANS LIKE HOMESTEAD TAX REBATE PROGRAM, SPLIT OVER WHEThER LOWER INCOME SHOULD GET MORE

Seven-in-ten New Jerseyans say they approve of the state’s Homestead Tax Rebate Program, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. And while the survey shows that a majority supports the idea of using state income tax funds to provide property tax relief through the Homestead Tax Rebate Program, state residents are about evenly divided over the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 6, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPEAK OUT ABOUT TAXES

A majority of New Jersey residents feel that the July 1990 tax program was necessary to balance the state budget; however, 6-in-10 state residents do not think these changes are acceptable. In addition, close to two-thirds remember feeling angry when they first heard about the new tax program and more than half say they are … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 29, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

POCKETBOOK CONCERNS TOP 1991 ELECTION ISSUES; ELECTED OFFICIALS GET LOW PERFORMANCE SCORES

With about six weeks left until the 1991 state assembly and senate elections, taxes and the economy top New Jerseyans’ list as the most important issues facing the next New Jersey Legislature.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 22, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ CONFIDENCE IN INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Overall, New Jerseyans’ confidence in a variety of institutions and organizations has gone up or is unchanged since 1984. The one exception is New Jersey state government, which shows a decline.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 28, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS EXPRESS CONCERN ABOUT RABIES; SUPPORT DOG AND CAT LICENSING AND VACCINATIONS

The rabies epidemic that is spreading across New Jersey has gained the attention of most state residents. Among those who have heard about the increase in this disease, close to 9-in-10 voice concern.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 21, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll