1996 - Center for Public Interest Polling

1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS A STATE IN FLUX CLINTON’S LEAD DECLINES; ZIMMER AND TORRICELLI EVEN VOTER INTEREST DROPS

While President Bill Clinton still leads former Senator Bob Dole 45 to 34 percent, there has been a 10 percentage point decline in the Presidents support since the poll conducted in mid-October. In addition, President Clinton who has had support for re-election among a majority of New Jersey voters since February, now finds the state’s … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 3, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

NEW JERSEYANS REPLY TO: WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

As might be expected, when someone from New Jersey describes where they live to someone they have just met almost a1l of them (97%) use the name of their town. However, state residents also depend on other characteristics of the state to assist them in identifing their New Jersey location. Following their town, the top … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 27, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1996 CAMPAIGN ISSUES

More of New Jersey’s registered voters are informed about the issues being discussed in the Presidential campaign than are informed about issues in the U.S. Senate race. Eight-in-ten voters can name an issue they think is being discussed by Republican Bob Dole and 3-in-4 can name an issue that Democrat Bill Clinton is talking about. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 25, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS ASSESS 1996 POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS

The impressions New Jersey’s registered Voters have of the tone of the Presidential campaign are very different from what they think about the U.S. Senate race. Raw of the voters say that, in general, this year’s Presidential campaign has been positive. In comparison, half say the U.S. Senate race has been negative. In both elections, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 24, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS CLINTON CONTINUES TO LEAD DOLE; RECOGNITION OF SENATE CANDIDATES INCREASES

With about two weeks until Election Day. there are still about 1-in-4 registered New Jersey voters who are deciding on their choice for President. Among registered New Jersey voters who say they will not change their minds before Election Day, Clinton is ahead of Dole by a margin of 47 to 23 percent which is … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY 101.5 AWARENESS AND LISTENERS UP

Statewide, about 4-in-10 New Jerseyans are aware of New Jersey 101.5 and a similar proportion have listened to the radio station. Among the listeners, 1-in-20 have called in to comment on the issues being discussed.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 13, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS NEW JERSEY’S REACTION TO DOLE’S 15% TAX CUT ISSUES AND THE MOOD OF THE ELECTORATE

The Dole 15% tax reduction plan is not appealing to a majority of New Jersey voters. Six-in-ten are not convinced that if Bob Dole is elected there would actually be a 15% tax reduction, and 6-in-10 don’t think they would personally benefit from this plan. In addition, 6-in- 10 New Jersey voters would rather reduce … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 20, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

1996 NEW JERSEY ELECTIONS CLINTON LEADS DOLE; LOW AWARENESS OF SENATE CANDIDATES

President Bill Clinton currently has more firm supporters than Bob Dole, but 30 percent of New Jersey registered voters are uncertain about their choice. Among registered New Jersey voters who say they will not change their minds before Election Day, Clinton is ahead of Dole by a margin of 42 to 23 percent. Clinton has … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 15, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

JOB SATISFACTION AND JOB INSECURITY A PROFILE OF EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN NEW JERSEY

While close to 9-in-10 employed New Jerseyans say they are satisfied with their current job, many are uneasy about their job security. Pour-in-ten are concerned that they will be unemployed in the next year or two, and 1 -in-4 work for companies where there have been layoffs in the past year to reduce the workforce. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am July 21, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Unemployment

THE 1996 ELECTIONS: ISSUES, CHARACTER, AND CAMPAIGNS

In both the 1996 Presidential and the U. S. Senate race, economic concerns such as the economy, the budget deficit, and unemployment top the list of a wide range of issues New Jersey voters identify as being most important in the election, arid the Democratic candidate is preferred as being the most capable of handling … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 30, 1996, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll