CARTER JOB RATING UP; RECEIVES MIXED RATING FOR HIS HANDLING OF IRAN

Posted at 12:01 am March 11, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

President Carter’s job performance rating has risen sharply in the wake of Americans being taken hostage in Iran. The latest Eagleton Poll, conducted in February, found 44 percent of New Jerseyans giving Carter positive marks of “excellent” or “good” for the job he has been doing as President, while 56 percent gave him negative marks of “only fair” or “poor.” These figures are up substantially front Carter’s low point of September, 1979 when the Rutgers—based Poll found negative ratings outnumbering positive ones by a margin of 80 to 19 percent.

 

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