June 2012 - Center for Public Interest Polling

MOST NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT DREAM ACT

As President Barack Obama moves to implement parts of the DREAM Act by executive order, bypassing the need for congressional approval, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that 80% of New Jerseyans support the provisions of the proposed law. The DREAM Act would prevent young undocumented immigrants from being deported if they met certain requirements regarding … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 18, 2012, in Immigration, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA SLIPS, ROMNEY GAINS AMONG NEW JERSEYANS IN RUTGERS-EAGLETON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION POLL

Although he still is viewed favorably by 55 percent of New Jersey’s voters, President Obama’s favorability rating has dipped five percentage points since his high-water mark in February, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. One-third of voters hold unfavorable views of the president and 12 percent have no opinion.  

Posted at 12:00 pm June 16, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE RATING CLIMBS TO 50 PERCENT IN RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL

Gov. Chris Christie’s favorability and job performance ratings are at their highest since he became New Jersey’s chief executive in January 2010, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. For the first time, 50 percent of registered New Jersey voters feel favorably toward Christie – an increase of four percentage points since late March. Those with … Read more …

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

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS SAY RAVI’S SENTENCE NOT TOUGH ENOUGH

Just over half of New Jersey residents believe Dharun Ravi’s sentence for bias intimidation and invasion of privacy in the Tyler Clementi case was “not tough enough,” according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Thirty-nine percent think Ravi got “the sentence he deserves,” seven percent believe the punishment was “too tough,” and four percent are unsure. … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 7, 2012, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll