POLITICS IN NEW JERSEY: INTEREST, KNOWLEDGE, MEDIA USE A TWENTY YEAR RETROSPECTIVE

Posted at 12:01 am November 24, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Overall New Jerseyans, are not very informed about their state government โ€” 3-in-10 cannot identify the political party of the Governor; about 6-in-lO cannot name the political party that controls the state legislature; 3-in-4 did not know what state offices were being contested in the past election; and 9-in-lO cannot correctly name their state senator. This is about the same level of knowledge that was noted in the first statewide poll conducted in the fall of 1971.

 

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