August 2011 - Center for Public Interest Polling

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS FAVORS GAY MARRIAGE BUT SHOWS MORE SUPPORT FOR CIVIL UNIONS AS AN ALTERNATIVE

A clear majority of New Jersey voters now supports legalizing gay marriage here, with 52 percent in favor, 32 percent opposed and 16 percent unsure, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds. The margin in support has grown significantly over the past two years. However, given the choice of civil unions instead of gay marriage, even more voters (58 percent) … Read more …

Posted at 4:00 pm August 31, 2011, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

NEW JERSEY VOTERS: OBAMA DOES NOT DESERVE A SECOND TERM; REPUBLICANS SOMEWHAT SATISFIED WITH CHOICES

Only 43 percent of New Jersey’s registered voters think President Barack Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012, down from 48 percent in February 2011, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Another 47 percent say Obama does not deserve to be re-elected, up from 39 percent in February. Meanwhile, the state’s Republican voters are not overly enthusiastic about … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 25, 2011, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

PLURALITY OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS SAY OPINION OF GOV. CHRISTIE HAS “GOTTEN WORSE” SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE

While New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had recent legislative successes, including dramatic changes in public employee pension and health benefits, more New Jersey registered voters say their opinion of the governor had “gotten worse” since he took office, than say they feel better, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While one-third of Garden Staters say … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 23, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

STEEP DROP FOR OBAMA IN NEW JERSEY; CHRISTIE SUPPORT MORE STABLE, BUT PLURALITY WOULD NOT VOTE TO REELECT HIM

New Jersey voters have become noticeably less positive about President Barack Obama, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Obama’s favorable rating has dropped to 44 percent, down 11 points from an April 2011 Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, while another 44 percent view him unfavorably, up 12 points.  

Posted at 2:37 pm August 19, 2011, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NJ Voters Want Democrats to Remain in Control of the Legislature But Democratic Support Slips Among Independents

Looking to the 2011 legislative elections New Jersey voters want to see Democrats remain in charge of the legislature, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Just over half of registered voters say they want Democrats to continue to act as a check on Gov. Chris Christie’s plans, while 38 percent want Republicans to … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am August 19, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Debt Ceiling Agreement Has New Jersey Voters Split; Frustrated at Washington

New Jersey Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: voters of both parties are evenly split over the debt limit agreement recently reached in Washington, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While Democrats narrowly support the agreement, 40 percent to 38 percent, Republicans are also split, with 36 percent supporting and 41 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 am August 18, 2011, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll