February 1992 - Center for Public Interest Polling
UNEMPLOYMENT HITS MANY NJ HOUSEHOLDS; CONSUMERS ASSESS HOUSING, AUTOMOBILE AND DURABLE GOODS MARKETS
More than one-third of New Jerseyans say that an adult in their household has been out of work and actively seeking a job in the past year, and one-in-five report that an unemployed adult in their household is currently looking for a job.
New Jerseyans’ pessimism about economic conditions remains at the same low levels as one year ago, with more than 4-in-10 saying that New Jersey is in “bad times economically, and 9-in-10 saying that the United States is in an economic recession.
A solid majority of New Jerseyans disapprove of the proposed state sales tax rollback from 7 to 6 percent if it results in a reduction of state services. However, without a reduction in services, 7-in-10 state residents approve of the one percent sales tax repeal.
President George Bush’s positive job performance rating is at an all time low of 37 percent in New Jersey. In addition, the President has an even lower positive rating of 16 percent for his handling of economic problems.