1994 - Center for Public Interest Polling

DYNAMICS IN THE NEW JERSEY SENATE RACE LAUTENBERG LEADS BUT VOTER DISCONTENT MAY HELP HAYTAIAN

Although Frank Lautenberg continues to lead Chuck Haytaian, many voters in New Jersey are taking a “wait and see” approach in the final days of the election. Although there has been some increase in the firmness of support for both candidates, a third of the voters are still not committed to either incumbent Democrat Senator … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 6, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

THE MOOD OF THE NEW JERSEY ELECTORATE

Candidates running for election in New Jersey are dealing with voters who are cynical about campaign promises and angry about the way government works. Nine-in-ten likely voters agree that many political candidates make promises that they do not keep, and 7-in- 10 say that they often get angry about actions government takes. Looking specifically at … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 30, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ISSUES IN THE U.S. SENATE RACE

With three weeks remaining in the U.S. Senate campaign, no single issue dominates New Jersey voters’ agenda. One-fifth feel crime is the most important issue in this Senate campaign, 14 percent say it is the problem of unemployment, 13 percent feel it is health care, and 9 percent say taxes.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 24, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

SENATE RACE TIGHTENS: MORE NEW JERSEYANS CERTAIN ABOUT CANDIDATES

Since early September, Republican challenger Garabed (Chuck) Haytaian has gained more supporters than Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg as voters become more decisive about their choice for the U.S. Senate. Haytaian’s firm support has grown by 9 percentage points to 25 percent compared to a 5 percentage point increase for Lautenberg to 31 percent. Forty-four percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

HEALTH CARE ISSUES: THE VIEW FROM NEW JERSEY SUPPORT FOR DRASTIC HEALTH CARE CHANGES AND UNIVERSAL COVERAGE DECLINES

During the last two years there has been a shift in New Jerseyans’ opinions about the nation’s health care system, from support for major changes to a more moderate approach. The percentage of state residents who feel the country’s health care system needs to be completely rebuilt has declined 12 percentage points from 50 to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 2, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Healthcare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS EVALUATE GOVERNOR WHITMAN

Eight months into her term as New Jersey’s governor, Christie Whitman is given positive job performance ratings by about half of New Jersey residents while negative ratings are offered by 4-in-10 residents. Also while one-third of residents do not yet have an overall impression of her, those with a favorable impression of Governor Whitman outnumber … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 25, 1994, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ISSUES, VOTERS, AND THE U.S. SENATE RACE IN NEW JERSEY

As the Fall election campaign begins to heat up, incumbent Senator Frank Lautenberg has an advantage over Republican challenger Chuck Haytaian in voter perceptions of how well the candidates would represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. Lautenberg is favored over Haytaian on bringing federal money into New Jersey (54% to 11%), accomplishing more for … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 18, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

THE U.S. SENATE RACE: MAJORITY OF VOTERS HAVE NOT DECIDED ON A CANDIDATE

With about two months to go until Election Day, the largest group of likely voters in New Jersey—58 percent—do not firmly support either candidate for U.S. Senate while 26 percent firmly support Democratic incumbent Frank Lautenberg and 16 percent firmly support Republican challenger Garabed (Chuck) Haytaian. Neither candidate has added to his base of support … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 11, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

NEW JERSEYANS WANT TO GET TOUGH ON CRIME

Majorities of state residents favor an assortment of proposals to get tough on crime in New Jersey, according to the findings of the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll. The proposals that are favored by the largest majorities (about 8-in-10) are ‘three strikes and your in’ and the idea of increased funding to put more police on the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 17, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD REGIONALIZING LOCAL SERVICES

Overall, more New Jersey residents favor the regionalization of Local public services than oppose it, and half of the state’s residents think that regionalizing local services with a neighboring town would lower their property taxes. However, about 6-in-lO residents say that they have not read or heard anything about regionalization as a way for towns … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 10, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes