April 2013 - Center for Public Interest Polling

SANDY’S LEGACY: CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL FOR NEW JERSEYANS, RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

Following two years of storms like Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, and the 2011 Halloween blizzard, nearly two-thirds of New Jerseyans see global climate change as the likely culprit, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 29 percent see the storms as isolated weather events. A majority says they are more likely to believe in global climate change as … Read more …

Posted at 7:49 pm April 29, 2013, in Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MOST NEW JERSEYANS SAY RETURN TO ‘NORMAL’ FOLLOWING SANDY WILL TAKE YEARS

Nearly three-quarters of New Jerseyans say life is not yet “back to normal” after Superstorm Sandy, and most of those think it will be years before that happens, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 15 percent of those who say normalcy has not returned are optimistic that it will return within one year, 64 percent see a … Read more …

Posted at 7:56 pm April 25, 2013, in Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Looking at NJ and NY on Sandy rebuilding

A 15-point plurality of New Yorkers (48% to 33%) would rather see some of the federal money being allocated to the state for Sandy relief used to provide homeowners with $10,000 to rebuild rather than to have damaged properties bought from willing owners, torn down and turned into open space. In New Jersey, voters are evenly divided with … Read more …

Posted at 7:57 pm April 24, 2013, in Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE CONTINUES TO BE SEEN AS SMART, STRONG LEADER

A clear majority of New Jersey’s registered voters continue to see Gov. Chris Christie as “smart” and a “strong leader” despite a six-point decline in overall favorability, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Immediately following Hurricane Sandy, Christie’s image as a smart leader soared by nearly 15 points, where it remains nearly six months later.  

Posted at 7:51 pm April 18, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS STRONGLY SUPPORT MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, DEMOCRATS FOR LEGISLATURE

New Jersey’s registered voters strongly support a constitutional amendment to raise the state’s minimum wage by one dollar and index it to inflation, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The increase from $7.25 to $8.25 an hour will be on the November ballot and is supported by 76 percent of voters. Only 20 percent express opposition. Support is … Read more …

Posted at 7:54 pm April 16, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

CHRISTIE CONTINUES TO HOLD LARGE LEAD OVER BUONO, THOUGH SOME TIGHTENING EVIDENT; MOST EXPECT HIM TO WIN

N.J. Governor Chris Christie maintains a dominating, yet shrinking, lead over presumed Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Senator Barbara Buono, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie now holds a 30 point lead among registered voters, 57 percent to 27 percent, down from his 42 point lead in a February Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s support has dropped six points, while Buono … Read more …

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

FIVE MONTHS AFTER SANDY CHRISTIE STILL GOING STRONG, BUT RATINGS SHOW SOME SLIPPAGE, RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

Five months after Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey voters continue to give Gov. Chris Christie high marks for his job performance, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. However, weak spots have emerged and in general, Christie’s ratings have dropped slightly since February.  

Posted at 8:02 pm April 10, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll