December 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