September 2012 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEYANS WORRY ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE

Two-thirds of New Jersey’s registered voters are “very concerned” about the scope of gun violence in America, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. The poll, taken both before and after the Aug. 24 Empire State Building shooting, also finds 65 percent of voters think controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting gun owner … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 12, 2012, in Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SEN. MENENDEZ, EDUCATION BOND ISSUE EARLY FAVORITES

Incumbent Sen. Robert Menendez holds a 12-point lead over NJ State Sen. Joe Kyrillos among likely voters in the race for the U.S. Senate, 47 percent to 35 percent according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Ten percent are unsure and 8 percent say they would prefer “someone else.” Kyrillos remains virtually unknown to most voters … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 7, 2012, in Education, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

FEW AGREE NEW JERSEY COMEBACK UNDER WAY

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll respondents split on second term for governor Despite Gov. Chris Christie’s ongoing efforts to trumpet a “New Jersey Comeback,” few New Jersey voters believe the rhetoric. An overwhelming 63 percent say Christie is overstating things, while only 29 percent agree a comeback is under way. More than half of Republicans (56 percent) believe … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 5, 2012, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll