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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

ADDING RYAN TO TICKET DOES LITTLE FOR ROMNEY IN NEW JERSEY

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds more than half of likely voters not influenced by choice Adding Wisconsin’s U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to his ticket has done little so far for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among likely New Jersey voters, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 21 percent say adding Ryan to the ticket makes them … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm August 30, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA HOLDS DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD AMONG NEW JERSEY LIKELY VOTERS

As the Republican National Convention begins in Tampa, New Jersey voters give President Barack Obama a 14-point lead over former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Among likely voters polled just before the GOP convention, 51 percent say they would vote for Obama while 37 percent support Romney. Another 6 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm August 29, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S SPEECH WON’T CHANGE STATE IMAGE; FEW DISAPPOINTED CHRISTIE NOT VP CHOICE

As NJ Gov. Chris Christie prepares to give the keynote speech at the Republican National Convention today, New Jersey voters do not expect his latest moment on the national stage will benefit the Garden State’s image, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While nearly a third believes Christie’s address will enhance New Jersey’s image with … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm August 28, 2012, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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