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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

ADLER MAINTAINS LEAD IN 3RD DISTRICT

Third Congressional District incumbent Democrat John Adler has increased his lead among registered voters to nine points over Republican challenger Jon Runyan, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. With third party candidate Peter DeStefano included, Adler leads with 40 percent (up from 31 percent in August), followed by 31 percent for Runyan (up from 25 … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am September 29, 2010, in Congress, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL SHOWS DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENTS SAFE, BUT REPUBLICANS SAFER

Will New Jersey voters support their incumbent congressional representatives in this fall’s contentious midterm elections? Their answers depend on how the question is asked.  

Posted at 12:00 am August 17, 2010, in Congress, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS THINK GOV. CHRISTIE IS STUBBORN BUT INDEPENDENT AND SMART

New Jersey’s registered voters think Gov. Chris Christie is “stubborn,” but they also see him as “independent” and “smart,” according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. About 4 in 10 Garden Staters think these words describe Christie “very well,” while fewer than 2 in 10 say they do not describe him at all. Given a … Read more …

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

ADLER HOLDS LEAD IN NEW JERSEY 3RD DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL RACE

In the already heated battle for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, incumbent Democrat John Adler holds a narrow lead over Republican challenger Jon Runyan, among all registered voters according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. With third party candidate Peter DeStefano included, Adler leads 31 percent to 25 percent, while DeStefano polls at 4 … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am August 10, 2010, in Congress, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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