2006 - Center for Public Interest Polling

MENENDEZ HOLDS FOUR PERCENT EDGE IN SENATE RACE; SUPPORT FOR CIVIL UNIONS, NOT FOR GAY MARRIAGE

As the campaign for the U.S. Senate heads into its final days, Democrat Robert Menendez leads Republican Tom Kean, Jr. among likely voters by a margin of 46 percent to 42 percent in a race where voters hold negative political and personal views of both candidates. The latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, conducted Oct. 29 through 31, … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am November 2, 2006, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

CITIZENS SKEPTICAL THAT LEGISLATURE CAN LOWER PROPERTY TAXES

With state legislative committees scheduled to recommend ways to reduce local property taxes next month, most New Jerseyans doubt that the legislative session on property tax reform will lead to meaningful change, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am October 5, 2006, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Legislature, Taxes

VIRTUAL TIE IN U.S. SENATE RACE

With less than six weeks to go before the Nov. 7 midterm election, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that the race for the U.S. Senate is a virtual tie, with Democratic incumbent Robert Menendez receiving support from 45 percent of likely voters and State Senator Tom Kean, Jr. backed by 44 percent of likely voters. … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am September 28, 2006, in Congress, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

NEW JERSEYANS SAY LEGAL IMMIGRATION IS GOOD FOR THE STATE

By more than a two to one margin, New Jersey adults say that legal immigration is good for the Garden State. Sixty percent also say that legal immigration should be kept at its current level or increased, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am July 13, 2006, in Immigration, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS TAKE TO ROAD DESPITE HIGH GAS PRICES

New Jersey drivers say they are taking mass transit more often and shopping for vehicles that get better gas mileage, but there is little change in the percentage that are scaling back travel plans this summer in response to high gas prices.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 30, 2006, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AMERICAN?

When asked which characteristics best capture what it means to be an American, New Jersey adults point to respect for religious beliefs as the most important, followed by voting regularly and speaking English as one’s primary language. Buying only American-made products and having been born in the United States were among the least important characteristics, … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am June 28, 2006, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS NOW SUPPORT GAY CIVIL UNIONS BY 2-1

By a ratio of two to one, New Jersey adults support legalizing civil unions for gays and lesbians, while a majority supports gay marriage and opposes a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would define marriage as solely being between a man and a woman, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 23, 2006, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

MENENDEZ MAINTAINS LEAD IN SENATE RACE

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez holds a four-point lead over state Sen. Tom Kean Jr. in the race for U.S. Senate, and a growing percentage of voters are associating Kean with President Bush, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 22, 2006, in George W. Bush, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race

NEW JERSEYANS FAVOR FURTHER SPENDING CUTS OVER TAX INCREASES

As the July 1 deadline for a state budget approaches, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that New Jersey residents don’tapprove of Gov. Jon Corzine’s handling of the budget; they prefer budget cuts to tax increases, with tourism promotion, the arts, and roads and highways the top candidates for spending reductions.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 21, 2006, in Budget, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

PARITY OF PIETY: REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DIFFER LITTLE ON RELGIOUS ISSUES

Neither major political party appears to hold a monopoly on religion in the Garden State, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 am April 13, 2006, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll