ECONOMY AND ENERGY, NOT TAXES MAJOR ISSUES IN ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

Posted at 12:01 am October 10, 1979, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Concerns about the economy and energy were most frequently mentioned by New Jerseyans as the major issues in this year’s Assembly elections. For the first time since 1973, when the Eagleton Poll began asking this question, taxes were not seen as one of the most important issues of the Legislative campaign. The Rutqer-based Poll also found that New Jersey residents were more likely to choose the Democratic Party over the Republican Party as better able to run state government as well as the party better able to deal with five specific areas of state policy.

 

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