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.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 23, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS CONTINUE TO FEEL THE BITE OF RECESSION

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.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 16, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SALES TAX ROLLBACKS REJECTED IF STATE SERVICES REDUCED; PROGRAM SPENDING PREFERENCES LISTED

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.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 9, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BUSH RATINGS SINK/FLORIO RATINGS STABLE

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.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 2, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll