October 2010 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEYANS STILL QUESTION OBAMA’S RELIGION

While New Jersey voters are less likely to say President Barack Obama is Muslim compared to recent national polls, a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today finds 12 percent still call him Muslim. Obama is Protestant, and his religion is correctly identified by 43 percent of respondents; 3 percent think he is Roman Catholic, while 38 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am October 7, 2010, in Barack Obama, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS TO GOV. CHRISTIE: STAY HOME, ATTEND TO OUR ISSUES

As Gov. Chris Christie continues his national tour for Republican candidates, New Jersey’s registered voters would prefer he stay home and focus on Garden State issues, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Almost two-of-three New Jerseyans (64 percent) want Christie here while one-in-four (24 percent) support his travels.  

Posted at 12:00 am October 5, 2010, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DEMOCRATS REMAIN STRONG IN NJ CONGRESSIONAL POLL

New Jersey voters seem to be moving toward Democrats in a statewide test of generic congressional candidates, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Among registered voters, 45 percent say they would vote for a Democrat for Congress, up from 38 percent in August and 33 percent in February. Republican support has stayed consistent, … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am October 1, 2010, in Congress, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll