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WHAT ELECTION? JUST AS IN 1971, NEARLY ALL NEW JERSEYANS UNAWARE OF STATE ASSEMBLY RACES THIS NOVEMBER; FEW CAN NAME THEIR OWN STATE SENATOR

Forty-four years after the first press release from the Eagleton Institute of Politics’ inaugural poll reported little awareness of the then upcoming 1971 state legislative elections, New Jerseyans today remain uninformed about the Legislature, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Three-quarters of Garden State residents are completely unaware that any elections will be held next … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 27, 2015, in Economy, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly, State Legislature, State Senate, Taxes, Unemployment

IN NEW JERSEY POLITICS, VOTERS PREFER CHECKS AND BALANCES; WANT DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATURE PAIRED WITH GOP GOVERNOR

With all 120 seats up for grabs in November, a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that voters prefer to keep Democrats in control of the New Jersey Legislature. A majority (54 percent) want Democrats as a check on Gov. Chris Christie, while 37 percent want Republicans in charge to support their leader’s plans for change. However, the poll finds an … Read more …

Posted at 1:01 am March 11, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Legislature

CRANKY ELECTORATE STILL GIVES DEMOCRATS THE EDGE

Voters are growing increasingly negative about New Jersey as a place to live, and perceptions of the extent of corruption among public officials is at an all-time high in the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. And yet, likely voters still prefer Democrats over Republicans by margins of 10 to 12 percentage points when asked which party they … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am October 25, 2007, in Jon Corzine, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly, State Legislature, State Senate

CITIZENS SKEPTICAL THAT LEGISLATURE CAN LOWER PROPERTY TAXES

With state legislative committees scheduled to recommend ways to reduce local property taxes next month, most New Jerseyans doubt that the legislative session on property tax reform will lead to meaningful change, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am October 5, 2006, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Legislature, Taxes

NEW JERSEYANS MORE OPTIMISTIC; RATINGS OF STATE OFFICIALS IMPROVE; PREVIEW OF THE 1993 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

New Jerseyans’ are more optimistic about their state — close to half now feel that New Jersey is “going in the right direction.” This is a 15 percentage point increase from April 1992. In addition, the latest Star Ledger/Eagleton Poll finds the positive job performance ratings of elected state officials have increased. The Governor’s positive … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 28, 1993, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Legislature

NEW JERSEYANS ARE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT THE COURSE OF STATE GOVERNMENT; PERFORMANCE RATINGS FOR THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE DECLINE

Overall, New Jerseyans are pessimistic about the condition of their state. Three out of four think the state has ‘pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track”. State residents are clearly discontent with the new tax package that was enacted last July. Seven-in-ten state residents want all or some of the new state tax package … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 14, 1990, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Legislature, Taxes