April 2010 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEYANS LOVE THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, ARE PROUD OF STATE

New Jerseyans are simultaneously very proud of their state and somewhat critical of it as a place to live, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 13 percent say it is an excellent place to live, but 39 percent call it a good place to live. Fully half say they take a lot of pride in living here, … Read more …

Posted at 10:29 am April 26, 2010, in New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS SUPPORT MUNICIPAL CONSOLIDATION, EXPECT INCREASED EFFICIENCY WITH SAME OR BETTER QUALITY SERVICES

A majority of New Jerseyans favor consolidating local governments, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Support for consolidation is driven by the 50 percent of residents who say there are too many local governments and the 70 percent who believe the quality of local services would stay the same or get better under consolidation.  

Posted at 10:46 am April 19, 2010, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

EVEN IN TIMES OF BUDGET CUTS, NEW JERSEYANS WANT EDUCATION PROTECTED

Despite recognition that the state budget needs to be balanced, New Jersey residents believe cuts should be avoided in the areas of education and poverty relief, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Majorities want no budget reductions at all in state aid to local schools (57 percent) and programs for the poor (51 percent), while 49 percent oppose … Read more …

Posted at 12:10 pm April 13, 2010, in Budget, Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT HEALTH CARE LAW PASSED BY CONGRESS

New Jerseyans generally support the health care reform law passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows. While a late February Rutgers-Eagleton Poll found that two-thirds believed then that Congress should start over with the bill, 48 percent of New Jersey residents now support the law, while 40 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm April 8, 2010, in Congress, Healthcare, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Obamacare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE BUDGET PROPOSAL SPLITS GARDEN STATERS

As he himself predicted, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s new budget has not won him many friends, according the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. The Poll finds impressions of Christie dropped from 45 percent favorable and 26 percent unfavorable in February 2010 to 33 percent favorable and 37 percent unfavorable following his March 16 budget address. This 12-point drop … Read more …

Posted at 12:27 pm April 7, 2010, in Budget, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll