MOST NEW JERSEYANS PREFER ALTERNATIVES TO A FEDERAL TAX CUT; VIEW REAGAN PROPOSAL AS UNREALISTIC

Posted at 12:01 am October 9, 1980, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Nearly three-quarters of the state’s residents support a tax cut for next year, but only one—third favor Republican nominee Ronald Reagan’s plan, and support for a general tax cut drops dramatically when people are asked to choose between tax reduction and other goals. Fully three-fifths of those questioned in an Eagleton Poll taken just before the televised Reagan – Anderson debate, regarded the former governor’s proposal, which combines a tax cut to stimulate the economy with increased defense spending – and a balanced federal budget, as unrealistic.

 

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