Richard Nixon’s lead over George McGovern in New Jersey apparently is not based on Jerseyans’ respect for the President’s handling of the nation’s economic problems.

Posted at 12:01 am October 31, 1972, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Richard Nixon’s lead over George McGovern in New Jersey apparently is not based on Jerseyan’ respect for the President’s handling of the nation’s economic problems. The Eagleton Institute’s New Jersey Poll shows that 56% of a statewide random sample of 1221 respondents felt that Nixon was doing only fair to poor in handling economic problems. The survey, conducted between October 6 and 15, shows that only 11% felt Nixon is doing an excellent job while 31% felt he was doing a pretty good job and only 2% were undecided.

 

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