Most N.J. residents unaware of next week's elections, poll shows

And even fewer know who their state senator is. 

The Rutgers-Eagleton poll, released Tuesday, reveals that three-quarters of Garden State residents are completely unaware that any elections are being held next Tuesday. 

The results are actually slightly better than 44 years ago. In 1971, the first-ever poll from the Eagleton Institute of Politics — then known as the New Jersey Poll — asked the same question of residents. Back then, 85 percent were ignorant of the upcoming Election Day. 

But Tuesday's poll also shows that only a quarter of residents today claim to know which state offices are atop the ballot this year. And of those, only 6 percent correctly state that the top races are for all 80 seats in the state Assembly, the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. Three percent mention the Legislature in general.

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