March 2011 - Center for Public Interest Polling

GOV. CHRISTIE’S ANTI-ABORTION SPEECH LOWERS OPINION IN ONE-THIRD OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS

A small minority – 10 percent – of registered voters in New Jersey believes abortion should be illegal under all circumstances, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Just over a third (37 percent) say abortion should be legal under all conditions, and another 50 percent support legal abortion with restrictions.  

Posted at 12:01 am March 15, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

IN NEW JERSEY POLITICS, VOTERS PREFER CHECKS AND BALANCES; WANT DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATURE PAIRED WITH GOP GOVERNOR

With all 120 seats up for grabs in November, a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that voters prefer to keep Democrats in control of the New Jersey Legislature. A majority (54 percent) want Democrats as a check on Gov. Chris Christie, while 37 percent want Republicans in charge to support their leader’s plans for change. However, the poll finds an … Read more …

Posted at 1:01 am March 11, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Legislature

CHRISTIE SUPPORT DECLINES SLIGHTLY FOLLOWING BUDGET SPEECH; OBAMA VIEWED MORE FAVORABLY

Following his Feb. 22 budget speech, New Jersey’s registered voters are nearly evenly split on their feelings about Gov. Chris Christie: 46 percent have a favorable impression, another 44 do not, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.  

Posted at 1:01 am March 8, 2011, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS FAVOR CHRISTIE TEACHER TENURE REFORM PROPOSALS

New Jersey voters generally support key planks in Gov. Chris Christie’s proposals to reform teacher tenure and pay, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Families with school-age children and those without support reforms that would eliminate lifetime tenure, change how teachers are evaluated and tie pay to performance. While public employee union households want no change, others strongly … Read more …

Posted at 1:00 pm March 5, 2011, in Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS WARMING TO CUTS TO SERVICES, STILL MOST PROTECTIVE OF EDUCATION

Despite divided opinions on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget, New Jersey voters are warming to the idea of budget cutting, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Following last week’s budget address, Garden Staters are less likely to want to protect a wide range of program areas than they were in March 2010.  

Posted at 1:01 am March 3, 2011, in Budget, Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DESPITE SUPPORTING PUBLIC WORKER BENEFIT CUTS, GARDEN STATERS SUPPORT WISCONSIN PROTESTS

While New Jersey voters generally support cutting pension and health benefits for public workers to save money, these same voters strongly back state workers who are protesting in Wisconsin, according to results of a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.  

Posted at 12:00 am March 2, 2011, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT OVER GOV. CHRISTIE’S PROPOSED BUDGET

New Jersey voters are split in their evaluation of Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While 45 percent are pleased with the budget, 48 percent are displeased, and 7 percent are not sure. Negative evaluations of Christie’s budget appear motivated both by feelings that its proposals are unfair and … Read more …

Posted at 1:01 am March 1, 2011, in Budget, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll