Brendan Byrne’s polls & votes

How disliked was Gov. Brendan Byrne before he became a beloved elder statesman?  The first poll of his administration had his approval ratings at 51%-21% (Eagleton-Rutgers, March/April 1974).  By the mid-term election, Byrne was upside down at 23%-71% (Eagleton-Rutgers, October/November...

Brendan Byrne (1924-2018)

The first time Brendan Byrne made an in-print list of potential candidates for Governor of New Jersey was about a month after Richard Nixon’s landslide re-election in the 1972 presidential race.  Watergate wasn’t really a thing yet, but Democrats sensed...