June 2013 - Center for Public Interest Polling

BRIGHT OUTLOOK ON FIRST DAY OF SUMMER TWO-THIRDS OF NEW JERSEYANS PLAN TO “GO DOWN THE SHORE” THIS SEASON

As the first day of summer arrives and vacations get into full swing, just over two-thirds of New Jersey residents say they will spend time at the Jersey shore this summer, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Despite the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, 96 percent of those who typically visit the Jersey Shore plan to … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 21, 2013, in Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS: SHORE RECOVERY SLIGHTLY LAGS REST OF STATE; ‘STRONGER THAN THE STORM’ AD CAMPAIGN HAVING SOME IMPACT

New Jersey residents are somewhat less positive than Gov. Chris Christie about the state’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. During Memorial Day weekend, Christie graded “conditions on the boardwalk” at the Jersey shore 8.0 of 10. Residents, however, say shore recovery stands at 6.4 out of 10, somewhat lower than … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 19, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE; NO CHRISTIE COATTAILS FOR REPUBLICANS IN LEGISLATURE

New Jerseyans remain unwavering in their strong support for a constitutional amendment raising the state’s minimum wage, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. More than three-quarters of registered voters say they will vote yes on the November ballot question which will increase the minimum wage by one dollar to $8.25 per hour. Only 18 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 17, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, Minimum Wage, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

CHRISTIE’S LARGE LEAD OVER BUONO ENDURES; BUONO NOT MAKING GAINS WITH VOTERS OR WITHIN OWN PARTY

With five months until the November election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono has not managed to reduce the large deficit in her attempt to unseat Gov. Chris Christie, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie continues to lead the New Jersey state senator by a wide margin among registered voters, 59 percent to 27 percent while more … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 14, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE’S RATINGS REMAIN HIGH, BUT SIGNS OF PARTISAN DIVISION PERSIST

On the heels of announcing a special election for the seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Gov. Chris Christie’s high job performance ratings hold steady but clear partisan division is evident, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

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

DEMOCRATS GIVE BOOKER EARLY LEAD IN SEN. PRIMARY BUT MOST VOTERS OPPOSE SPECIAL ELECTION SCHEDULING GIVEN COST

As the campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg gets underway, 55 percent of registered Democrats and independents leaning Democratic would vote for Newark Mayor Cory Booker in the Aug. 13 primary, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Trailing far behind are U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm June 10, 2013, in Cory Booker, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll