WHAT ELECTION? JUST AS IN 1971, NEARLY ALL NEW JERSEYANS UNAWARE OF STATE ASSEMBLY RACES THIS NOVEMBER; FEW CAN NAME THEIR OWN STATE SENATOR

Posted at 12:01 am October 27, 2015, in 2010's, Economy, Fall 2015, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly, State Legislature, State Senate, Taxes, Unemployment

Forty-four years after the first press release from the Eagleton Institute of Politics’ inaugural poll reported little awareness of the then upcoming 1971 state legislative elections, New Jerseyans today remain uninformed about the Legislature, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Three-quarters of Garden State residents are completely unaware that any elections will be held next week, just slightly better than the 85 percent who were ignorant in 1971, in what was then called the New Jersey Poll.

To see the original releases from 1971:

Release #1 October 20, 1971 (state legislature)

Release #2 November 7, 1971 (most important problem)

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