2012 - Center for Public Interest Polling

GUN VIOLENCE WORRIES CLIMB IN WAKE OF CONNECTICUT SHOOTING

Following the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, 77 percent of New Jersey adults are “very concerned” about gun violence in America, a significant increase from the 66 percent who were very concerned in a late August Rutgers-Eagleton poll of registered voters. Seventy-two percent of Garden Staters now think controlling gun ownership is more important … Read more …

Posted at 6:58 am December 21, 2012, in Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS TELL RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL THAT COUNTRY WILL REMAIN DIVIDED

Following President Barack Obama’s re-election, 49 percent of New Jersey voters say the country will become more divided, while only 40 percent think Americans will become more united, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today. Even so, two-thirds of respondents remain optimistic about the next four years.  

Posted at 12:00 pm December 4, 2012, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE GAINS AS SMART, EFFECTIVE LEADER

Polls released over the last week show Gov. Chris Christie with one of the highest approval ratings ever recorded for a New Jersey governor. Analysis from the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll says the reason is voters are much more likely to see him as a smart, effective leader than they were before Superstorm Sandy.  

Posted at 12:00 pm November 29, 2012, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE RE-ELECTION SUPPORT SOARS IN SANDY AFTERMATH

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, 59 percent of New Jersey registered voters support a second term for Gov. Chris Christie, while only 32 percent oppose his re-election, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Support for Christie’s re-election has risen dramatically from late September, when 44 percent favored re-election and 47 percent opposed it.  

Posted at 12:00 pm November 27, 2012, in Cory Booker, Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

HIGH MARKS FOR CHRISTIE, OBAMA, AND BIPARTISANSHIP IN SANDY AFTERMATH, RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

Garden Staters have responded very positively to NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s leadership following Superstorm Sandy, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. More than 90 percent praise the governor for his handling of the storm: 69 percent say Christie handled the crisis “very well” and another 23 percent say he handled it “somewhat well.”  

Posted at 12:01 am November 21, 2012, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SUPERSTORM SANDY AFFECTS TWO-THIRDS OF GARDEN STATERS, RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

Two-thirds of New Jersey residents were affected when Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Garden State three weeks ago, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 35 percent report they were not touched by storm, which caused massive damage throughout the state.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 20, 2012, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

An Increasing Number of New Jerseyans Appear to Support Obamacare

A clear majority of New Jersey voters support the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a new WNYC/Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Nearly 6-in-10 registered voters in the Garden State say the Supreme Court was right to uphold the law, while 37 percent wanted it struck down. This represents … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 10, 2012, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Obamacare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE JOB GRADE IMPROVES SLIGHTLY, RE-ELECTION SUPPORT DOES NOT

Almost half of New Jersey’s registered voters – 47 percent –grade Gov. Chris Christie’s job performance as A or B, but the same percentage says they would not vote to re-elect the governor, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Eighteen percent of voters rate Christie’s job performance A, and 29 percent a B, but 30 … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 9, 2012, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT EDUCATION BOND, INCREASING COST OF BENEFITS FOR JUDGES

Large majorities of likely New Jersey voters support each of two key issues that will be on the November ballot, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. A proposed $750 million higher education bond issue garners 62 percent support, up from 56 percent a month ago. Only 27 percent of voters oppose the bond, while 11 … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 5, 2012, in Education, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA WIDENS NEW JERSEY LEAD OVER ROMNEY

On the eve of today’s first presidential debate, likely New Jersey voters give President Obama a 17-point lead over former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney – a three- point increase since August. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 56 percent of New Jersey voters say they prefer Obama while 39 percent support Romney. Another 2 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 3, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll