September 1998 - Center for Public Interest Polling

HOV LANES: Public Support Grinding to a Halt

There has been a marked decline in public support for HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes between February and September of this year. While most people continue to think they are a good idea in principle, a growing number voice serious reservations about how effective they have proven to be in reducing traffic congestion.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 30, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

A SELF-DESCRIPTION OF NEW JERSEY DRIVERS: WE’RE RUDE, AGGRESSIVE AND CARELESS. AND IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT….WELL, !@%#* YOU, BUDDY!

The style of driving in New Jersey and respect for civility on the road have changed a lot in the last 10 years, and for the worse, according to the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 28, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

POSSIBLE BACKLASH AGAINST REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESSIONAL VOTING SEEN DUE TO CLINTON-LEWINSKY AFFAIR

Instead of humiliating President Clinton and strengthening themselves by holding impeachment hearings, Congressional Republicans may be risking a backlash at the polls in New Jersey by awakening angry Democrats in what otherwise might have been a fairly boring set of Congressional elections.  

Posted at 12:01 am September 27, 1998, in Congress, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORTIVE OF YANKEES MOVING ACROSS THE BRIDGE AS LONG AS THEY PAY THEIR OWN TOLL

New Jersey would be happy to have the Yankees if they want to come, but state residents are far from wildly enthusiastic about the Bronx Bombers making the Garden State their new home. New Jersey citizens don’t see the acquisition of the Yankees as a high priority agenda item for state government, and would be … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 27, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, New York City, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SEX, LIES AND … THE PRESIDENCY

New Jersey’s take on the Bill Clinton–Monica Lewinsky sex scandal can be summed up pretty easily, according to the most recent Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll: “OK, so the President had a sexual relationship with an intern, lied about it and got caught. Impeach him? Are you people crazy? Get a life.”

Posted at 12:01 am September 18, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll