June 2006 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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