October 1999 - Center for Public Interest Polling

JUMP-START THE CHAIR: NEW JERSEY FAVORS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT; STATE HAS RESERVATIONS, BUT WANTS PACE OF EXECUTIONS MOVED UP

In 1989 John Martini kidnapped New Jersey businessman Irving Flax and, after being paid a $25,000 ransom, killed him with three bullets to the head. Martini, who has confessed to two other murders, was scheduLed to be executed September 22 before a new federal appeal gave him a reprieve. He would have been the first … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 10, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY UNDER THE GUN: PUBLIC WORRIED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE; ENDORSE STRICT GUN CONTROL & SAFETY MEASURES

New Jerseyans are clearly worried about the amount of gun violence in American society. Most see the recent episodes in Colorado, Georgia, California and Texas not as isolated incidents, but as symptomatic of an increasingly violent culture. One-in-four state residents say that someone close to them, such as a friend or relative, has been shot … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 3, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Gun Control, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll