THE 1977 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION, PART VII: NEW JERSEYANS RATE THE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES AGAIN: RECOGNITION UP–BUT EVALUATIONS UNCHANGED

Posted at 12:01 am October 4, 1977, in 1977 Gubernatorial Election, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans continue to give Brendan Byrne a mixed evaluation on his capacity for leadership, while Raymond Bateman, his Republican opponont in November’s gubernatorial election, remains an unknown quantity to many New Jersey residents. Despite the fact that the public’s ability to name Bateman as the Republican candidate has shot up by 25 percentage points since July, and recognition of Byrne has also increased, there has been little change in the evaluations of the candidates in the last two months.

 

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