2010 - Center for Public Interest Polling

GOVERNOR CHRISTIE GENERATES DIVIDED RESPONSES AS FIRST YEAR ENDS

As his first year draws to a close, New Jerseyans are split about Gov. Chris Christie’s job performance with a majority rating him only fair or poor, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today. Only 39 percent of Garden State residents rate the governor’s job performance either excellent (17 percent) or good (22 percent), compared to 54 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am December 20, 2010, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Garden Staters Like Their Communities Better than Their State

New Jersey residents continue to have mixed views about living in the Garden State, continuing a trend identified in April 2010, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 78 percent of New Jerseyans feel positive about the communities in which they live, they are far more negative about the state itself, with a majority thinking New Jersey has … Read more …

Posted at 10:25 am December 16, 2010, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

In the Aftermath of 2010 Elections, Republicans Want Congress to Fix Health Care Reform; Democrats Want Job Creation

New Jersey Democrats and Republicans have differing priorities for the new U.S. Congress, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While Democrats name “jobs” as their top priority, Republicans focus on fixing the health care reform law as the most important task for Congress. Independents, while having favored Republican congressional candidates by 11 points (46 percent to 35 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:22 pm December 14, 2010, in Congress, Healthcare, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Unemployment

New Jerseyans Continue to Support Governor’s Decision to Cut ARC Tunnel

Controversy erupted in October when Governor Chris Christie announced that he would withdraw New Jersey’s support for the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel project that would link northern New Jersey to Manhattan via the Hudson River. While opponents of the Governor’s plan cited stifled economic growth, supporters heralded Christie’s decision as financially responsible in a deficit-laden state. … Read more …

Posted at 12:43 pm December 9, 2010, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans Less Favorable Toward TSA Measures the More They Think about Them.

Support among New Jerseyans for new airport security measures introduced in November varies depending on how the question is asked, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. When initially asked about support for “any airport security measure” or whether some security measures “go too far violating personal privacy,” 50 percent support any security measure, while 41 percent say … Read more …

Posted at 10:56 am December 7, 2010, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Terrorism

VOTERS SAY NEW JERSEY SHOULD SPEND MORE ON EDUCATION

Though harboring mixed feelings about key aspects of Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed education reform plan, a clear majority of New Jerseyans say the state is underfunding education, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Almost six-in-10 (59 percent) registered voters say not enough is being spent on schooling; 15 percent believes too much is being spent, while 21 … Read more …

Posted at 1:25 pm November 10, 2010, in Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

LIKELY VOTERS PREFER GOP POLICIES TO CREATE JOBS, AID NEW JERSEY’S ECONOMY

Taxes, the economy and unemployment will be primary on the minds of voters as they head to the polls tomorrow. New Jerseyans believe Republican policies are more likely to fix the economy, are less favorable toward such Democratic measures as government stimulus spending and view GOP leaders more favorably than their counterparts, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. … Read more …

Posted at 2:08 pm November 1, 2010, in Economy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Unemployment

NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT GOV. CHRISTIE’S CANCELLATION OF ARC TUNNEL PROJECT

A majority of New Jerseyans support the cancellation of the Access to the Region’s Core (ARC) tunnel project announced two weeks ago and reaffirmed this week by Gov. Chris Christie, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds. While believing the tunnel could be important to the state’s economic development, 51 percent of Garden State voters think Christie was right to cancel … Read more …

Posted at 1:55 pm October 29, 2010, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL RACES TIGHTENING; REPUBLICANS MORE MOTIVATED APPROACHING FINISH LINE

With the midterm election only days away, New Jersey voters statewide are moving toward Republicans, as the overall generic ballot tightens, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While 41 percent of registered voters say they will vote for a Democrat, with 31 percent preferring a Republican, likely voters are leaning more Republican; a … Read more …

Posted at 4:29 pm October 28, 2010, in Congress, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ADLER, RUNYAN TIED IN THIRD DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE

With a week to go until Election Day, incumbent Democrat John Adler and his challenger, Republican Jon Runyan, are tied in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Among likely voters, both Adler and Runyan get support from 44 percent, while independent Peter DeStefano is at 4 percent and 9 percent say they still … Read more …

Posted at 9:04 am October 26, 2010, in Congress, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll