2009 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEY CATHOLICS SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE, PROTESTANTS OPPOSE

Despite opposition from the Catholic Church, New Jersey Catholics generally support legalizing gay marriage, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Among Catholics, 48 percent support gay marriage, while 40 percent oppose and 12 percent are undecided. Protestants hold the opposite view, with only 34 percent supporting and 55 percent opposing gay marriage, and 11percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am December 9, 2009, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH CARE AND BELIEVE SYSTEM NEEDS CHANGE

While half of New Jersey residents with private health insurance are very satisfied with their coverage, 90 percent still say changes are needed and almost as many – 86 percent – consider health care reform at least “somewhat important,” according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.  

Posted at 12:00 am December 2, 2009, in Healthcare, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE

Supporters of gay marriage may find New Jersey more hospitable than many other states, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. By a 46 percent to 42 percent margin, adults in New Jerseyans favor legalizing same-sex nuptials, with 12 percent unsure.  

Posted at 12:00 am November 18, 2009, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEYANS WANT NEW GOVERNOR TO CUT TAXES BUT NOT SURE IT WILL BE DONE

Nearly half of New Jersey residents want to see Governor-elect Chris Christie cut taxes in his first year in office, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll taken after the November 3 election. Fewer than one in ten (6%) think it is very likely that taxes will be cut, while about half (49%) think it is … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am November 13, 2009, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEYANS OVERWHELMINGLY BELIEVE STATE POLITICS IS CORRUPT

As New Jersey voters elected a corruption-busting former US Attorney to the Governor’s office, a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll of state residents finds overwhelming belief that New Jersey politics is corrupt, with more than half believing the state is more corrupt than other states. At the same time they are divided about the harshness of punishment to … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am November 5, 2009, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Support for the New Jersey Open Space Bond Depends on How Question is Asked

New Jersey’s $400 million dollar open space bond issue is at risk of failing according to a Rutgers-Eaglet on Poll released today. Among likely voters in the November 3 election, 43 percent oppose borrowing for open space while 41 percent support borrowing, a statistical dead heat. Another 16 percent are undecided.  

Posted at 12:00 am October 23, 2009, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Corzine May Be Opening Some Space; Daggett Gaining Though Still Well Behind

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine may be benefiting from increasing interest in independent Chris Daggett at the expense of Republican Chris Christie, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, conducted Oct 15 through 20. The poll of 583 likely voters finds that 39 percent support Corzine, 36 percent Christie, and 20 percent Daggett when leaners are … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am October 22, 2009, in Governor Chris Christie, Jon Corzine, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll