October 2011 - Center for Public Interest Polling

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS NEW JERSEYANS STILL FAVOR LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE

The seasons may have changed but New Jerseyans have not changed their minds about gay marriage since the summer. Now, as in August, 52 percent believe same-sex marriages should be legal, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Support for legalizing gay marriage jumps to 61 percent when the issue is framed in terms of “marriage equality,” the … Read more …

Posted at 1:00 pm October 28, 2011, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

40 YEARS OF MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEMS SHOW JOBS, ECONOMY, AND TAXES CONSISTENTLY AT TOP

In the very first Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in September 1971, crime and drug addiction topped taxes as the single most important problem in New Jersey. Forty years later, crime is barely mentioned as jobs and the economy are now New Jersey’s top problem, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Taxes, which consistently have been listed first or second over … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 25, 2011, in Economy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

VOTERS STRONGLY SUPPORT SPORTS BETTING

If the election were today, an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution allowing gambling on sporting events in Atlantic City casinos and at race tracks throughout the state would easily win approval, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Betting on sports events, which will be on the November 8 general election ballot, is supported by 58 percent of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 19, 2011, in Atlantic City, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOV. CHRISTIE A ‘STRONG LEADER,’ RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

Like him or not, New Jersey voters are convinced Gov. Chris Christie is a smart but stubborn leader according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked to characterize the governor using a list of traits, 88 percent of registered voters say “smart” fits Christie somewhat or very well while eight-in-ten say he is a “strong leader” … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 18, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FOR MORE THAN HALF OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS A REFERENDUM ON CHRISTIE

More than half of New Jersey voters most likely to turn out for November’s legislative elections, say their vote will be in support or opposition to Gov. Chris Christie, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While Democrats continue to hold a double-digit lead in statewide generic ballot tests, a majority of likely voters sees the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 13, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS OBAMA REBOUNDS IN NEW JERSEY; VOTERS HAPPY CHRISTIE IS NOT RUNNING

President Barack Obama’s support in New Jersey has rebounded from its low in August, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Half of Garden State voters now say the president deserves a second term, up from 43 percent two months ago. At the same time, nearly two-thirds of voters are happy with Gov. Chris Christie’s announcement that he … Read more …

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