1995 - Center for Public Interest Polling

FEWER JERSEYANS’ REPORT BENEFITS FROM THE 30% STATE INCOME TAX REDUCTION; ATTITUDES TOWARD FEDERAL TAX CUTS AND MEDICARE

New Jerseyans’ expectations to benefit from the 30% state income tax reduction have been on a decline since February 1994. Currently 31 percent feel they have benefited from the tax cut program which is a 17 percentage point decrease from the beginning of Governor Christie Todd Whitman’s C term in office when 48 percent of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 26, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Healthcare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NEW JERSEYANS PLAN A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING; MAJORITY MOST THANKFUL FOR THEIR HEALTH

Eating turkey with their family is the way that most New Jerseyans plan to spend Thanksgiving. Compared to other holidays, Thanksgiving rates an “8” out of a possible ‘10’ as the most favorite holiday.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 23, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BEATLES RATE A “6” AMONG NEW JERSEYANS; BABY BOOMERS GIVE BEATLES A “8”

On scale of 1 to 10, New Jerseyans give the Beatles a score of 6 as their most favorite group.. However, those who are in the “Baby Boomer” generation give the “Fab Four” an 8. Overall, 1-in-10 state residents spontaneously name John, Paul, George, and Ringo as their favorite popular singing group of all time. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 12, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Entertainment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THE 1995 NEW JERSEY ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS COMPETITION FOR THE INDEPENDENT VOTERS

Statewide, about equal percentages of likely New Jersey voters say they will vote for Republicans (37%) as say they will vote for Democrats (38%) in the Assembly races in their districts and I -in-5 voters are still undecided. At this time the independent voters who could be the key to winning in some districts, are … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 5, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly

IMMIGRATION: THE NEW JERSEY PERSPECTIVE

Eight-in-ten New Jerseyans would like to see a reduction (62%) or a halt (16%) to immigration to this country. In addition, while 8-in-10 say illegal immigration is a major problem in this country, fewer—3-in-10——see it as a major problem in New Jersey.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 15, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Immigration, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS VIEWS ON POPE JOHN PAUL II; CATHOLIC RESIDENTS REJECT POPE’S POSITION ON THE DEATH PENALTY, WOMEN PRIESTS, AND MARRIED PRIESTS

As a moral and religious leader, Pope John Paul His influential in the lives of 3-in-4 Catholics, but only about l-in-5 New Jerseyans of other faiths view the Pope as being important to them. While 6-in-10 New Jerseyans give the Pope positive job performance ratings as the leader of the Catholic church, Catholics are more … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 1, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ FAVOR A THIRD POLITICAL PARTY; BRADLEY AND POWELL ATTRACTIVE AS THIRD PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Six-in-ten of New Jerseyans favor the formation of a third political party to challenge Democrats and Republicans for President, Congress and state offices. A majority of state residents would consider voting for Senator Bill Bradley (58%) or General John Powell (56%) if they ran as third party presidential candidates in 1996, but are less likely to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 17, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

JOB PERFORMANCE RATINGS: CLINTON UP, WHITMAN DOWN

While positive job performance ratings for President Bill Clinton have improved among New Jerseyans, Governor Christie Whitman’s job performance ratings have decreased. The President is given positive ratings by 4-in-10 New Jerseyans — an increase of 7 percentage points since February, 1995. The Governor’s positive ratings are now 48 percent — a decrease of 5 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 15, 1995, in Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

QUALITY OF LIFE IN NEW JERSEY; MOBILITY AND SOCIABILITY

While there is pessimism about the overall quality of life in New Jersey, most residents plan to stay in the state. Overall, 7-in- 10 residents feel there is increasing anger about the quality of life in New Jersey. However, half say New Jersey residents rate their quality of life the same as people in other … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 13, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Quality of Life, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SUMMER FUN: THE VIEW FROM NEW JERSEY

New Jerseyans are planning to enjoy a wide range of different summer activities. The most popular ones are picnics and barbecues, visits to parks, and trips to the beach. Fewer state residents expect to play go1f enjoy tennis, attend a New Jersey farm team baseball game, or coach youth athletic teams.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 2, 1995, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll