April 2011 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NJ Voters Say No to a Gov. Christie Presidential Bid in 2012

Gov. Chris Christie has been adamant that he has no plans to run for president in 2012, and results from a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll suggest that if he did, New Jersey voters would not be pleased. Only 22 percent of registered voters support a 2012 presidential bid by Christie, while 65 percent oppose and 12 … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am April 14, 2011, in 2012 Election, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NJ Voters Show Sharply Diverging Views of Gov. Chris Christie Independents say Christie Smart but Stubborn; Many Worry about Him

Ask a Republican, and NJ Gov. Chris Christie is a strong leader and a smart, independent reformer. But ask a Democrat, and the governor is a stubborn, arrogant, self-centered bully. Independents are more mixed: they see Gov. Christie as stubborn, but also as a smart, independent strong leader. Even so, about half of all New Jersey voters are … Read more …

Posted at 11:30 am April 12, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS REMAIN SPLIT ON GOV. CHRISTIE; IMPRESSIONS OF OBAMA SIGNIFICANTLY MORE POSITIVE

After becoming less positive following introduction of the budget, New Jersey voters remain split on their impression of Gov. Chris Christie, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 44 percent of registered voters give the governor a favorable rating, 42 percent view him unfavorably and 14 percent have no opinion. In February, 46 percent viewed … Read more …

Posted at 2:05 pm April 8, 2011, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON CHARTER SCHOOLS; BLACK VOTERS STRONGER SUPPORTERS, FAVOR SCHOOL CHOICE VOUCHERS

Voters are split on the continuing growth of charter schools in New Jersey, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Forty-four percent of all Garden State voters support increasing the number of charter schools in the state, while 42 percent oppose adding more charters. Fourteen percent say they don’t know if they support or oppose … Read more …

Posted at 11:00 am April 7, 2011, in Education, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll