November 2011 - Center for Public Interest Polling

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION

In the almost 40 years since the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll first asked about penalties for marijuana use, New Jersey voters have become more relaxed about the issue, according to the latest poll from the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University.  

Posted at 12:00 pm November 30, 2011, in Marijuana, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS PLAN THANKSGIVING TRAVEL BUT MOST WILL STAY IN STATE

Half of New Jerseyans plan some travel for Thanksgiving although only 17 percent will leave the state, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Spending the day with friends and family is the most enjoyable part of the holiday for 80 percent of respondents while 11 percent place the meal above all and 3 percent call … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 21, 2011, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS LIKE PRESIDENT OBAMA, LESS SO HIS JOB PERFORMANCE; GOV. CHRISTIE’S POSITIVE RATINGS GROW STRONGER

President Obama continues to make a favorable impression on New Jersey registered voters, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. More than half (52 percent) now view the president favorably, significantly better than in August, when his popularity stood at 44 percent. Thirty-seven percent view him unfavorably.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 20, 2011, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DESPITE EFFORTS TO DISTANCE HIMSELF, GOV. CHRISTIE A MAJOR FACTOR IN MANY VOTERS’ DECISIONS

While Gov. Chris Christie would rather not view the recent legislative election as a personal referendum, 40 percent of New Jersey voters say their votes were driven in part by the governor, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The referendum’s verdict? A split decision, with voters just as likely to support as to oppose Gov. Christie.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 17, 2011, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MIXED SUPPORT FOR OCCUPY WALL STREET IN NEW JERSEY; BUT MOST SAY CAMPS SHOULD NOT BE SHUT DOWN

On the heels of today’s early morning removal of Occupy Wall Street protestors from Zuccotti Park by New York City police, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows that nearly two-thirds of New Jersey registered voters who are aware of the Occupy movement believe the protestors should be allowed to maintain their camps and demonstrations. Only 23 … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 pm November 15, 2011, in NYPD, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll