February 2012 - Center for Public Interest Polling

HIGH TAX BURDEN THROUGH THE YEARS: FEW NEW JERSEYANS BELIEVE THEY GET WHAT THEY PAY FOR

Much has changed in New Jersey since 1972. Gambling came to Atlantic City. The Giants and the Jets moved to the Meadowlands. And 1.7 million more people call New Jersey home.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 29, 2012, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

MENENDEZ LEADS VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN OPPONENT KYRILLOS IN RACE FOR U.S. SENATE SEAT

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez holds a commanding lead over New Jersey state Sen. Joe Kyrillos in an early test of the 2012 U.S. Senate election, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Menendez, a Democrat, is favored by 44 percent of Garden State registered voters and 22 percent name Kyrillos, while 26 percent are unsure and … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 28, 2012, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT CHRISTIE INCOME TAX CUT

As Gov. Chris Christie prepares to give his annual budget address, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows a majority of registered voters support his proposed 10 percent income tax cut. But even though 52 percent say they support the governor’s signature budget proposal, fully three-quarters would prefer to see a property tax cut come first.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 21, 2012, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

OBAMA CONTINUES TO RISE IN NEW JERSEY; CHRISTIE RATINGS RELATIVELY UNCHANGED

President Obama’s popularity and job performance grade continue to improve in New Jersey, extending a trend that began in October, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Sixty percent of respondents now view the president favorably, an increase of 10 points since an October 2011 Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The president’s favorability rating among New Jerseyans is at … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 17, 2012, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS OPPOSE RUTGERS-CAMDEN MERGER WITH ROWAN

A clear majority of New Jersey’s registered voters – 57 percent – oppose the proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University, recently championed by Gov. Chris Christie, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 22 percent support the merger and 21 percent are unsure, the poll found.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 15, 2012, in Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT GOV. CHRISTIE’S CALL FOR GAY MARRIAGE REFERENDUM

Even with a majority of New Jersey voters supporting the legalization of gay marriage, more than half also back Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a November referendum on the question, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. At the same time, most say gay marriage is not one of their top issues.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 14, 2012, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEY VOTERS SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE

As the New Jersey state Senate prepares to vote on gay marriage, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows that 54 percent of Garden State voters say gay marriage should be legalized. Fewer than 40 percent oppose such a move, while 7 percent have no position on the issue. The last time the state legislature debated a … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 13, 2012, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage