THE MOOD OF THE NEW JERSEY ELECTORATE

Posted at 12:01 am October 30, 1994, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Candidates running for election in New Jersey are dealing with voters who are cynical about campaign promises and angry about the way government works. Nine-in-ten likely voters agree that many political candidates make promises that they do not keep, and 7-in- 10 say that they often get angry about actions government takes. Looking specifically at this election, half of New Jersey voters feel that the Senatorial candidates are addressing the issues that concern them, 4-in-10 say that the Democrats have controlled Congress long enough and it’s time to vote in the Republicans, and 1-in-3 would vote for a candidate they don’t know much about if they are dissatisfied with an incumbent.

 

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