February 2013 - Center for Public Interest Polling

ROMNEY LEADS SANTORUM AS TOP GOP CONTENDER IN NEW JERSEY BUT WOULD LOSE TO OBAMA

With just over three months until the New Jersey primary and nine months from the presidential election, New Jersey Republicans continue to prefer former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their standard-bearer in the battle against President Barack Obama. But Romney has yet to solidify his support here, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 23, 2013, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SANDY NOT SPOILING SHORE-GOERS’ PLANS

Nearly all regular Jersey shore visitors plan to go “down the shore” this summer as usual, despite the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Most – 64 percent – say they will spend about as much time as in summers past, while 13 percent say they will make longer stays. But 20 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 18, 2013, in Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

LIFE IN NEW JERSEY NOT YET NORMAL AFTER SANDY

Nearly three-quarters of New Jerseyans say life is not yet back to normal almost four months after Superstorm Sandy, and 77 percent call the storm a “transformative event,” according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. A quarter of those personally affected by the storm report not having fully recovered, with more than 60 percent of those … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 14, 2013, in Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE COMMANDS LARGE RE-ELECTION LEAD BUT COATTAILS MAY BE LIMITED

Despite concerns of many voters over the economy and taxes, support for Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election continues to grow. According to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 64 percent of New Jersey registered voters now say Christie should be re-elected, up five points from November 2012. Just over a quarter say it is time for someone new. … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 12, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOV. CHRISTIE RATINGS REMAIN SKY-HIGH, BUT APPROVAL ON HANDLING ECONOMY AND TAXES LOWER

Gov. Chris Christie continues to ride high from his handling of Superstorm Sandy, but a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds registered voters are less pleased with his performance on their No. 1 issue: jobs and the economy. While 73 percent of voters approve of Christie’s overall job performance, only 45 percent specifically approve his handling of … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 8, 2013, in Economy, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

CONCERN FOR GUN VIOLENCE RECEDES TOWARD PRE-SANDY HOOK LEVELS, BUT MOST NEW JERSEYANS STILL SUPPORT GUN CONTROL

New Jerseyans’ concern about gun violence in America has eased somewhat since the Sandy Hook shootings in December, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. In the week following the school shooting in Connecticut, 77 percent of Garden State residents were “very concerned.” That number has dropped to 69 percent. The same percentage believes it is … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 6, 2013, in Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll