October 2012 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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