NEW JERSEYANS’ CONTRARY VIEWS OF POLITICIANS: RE-ELECT THE SCOUNDRELS

Posted at 12:01 am October 18, 1998, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Want a public opinion puzzle? OK. Explain this one: Most New Jerseyans have unfavorable views of politicians, think they go into and stay in politics for reasons of personal gain, and believe almost half of them to be corrupt. Yet the same people also say they are far more likely to vote for an experienced politician or an incumbent than an outsider. Go figure.

 

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