September 2013 - Center for Public Interest Polling

MOST NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT CHRISTIE’S APPEARANCE IN STORM ADS BUT THINK COMMERCIALS’ CREATORS CHOSEN FOR POLITICAL REASONS

While state Sen. Barbara Buono continues to criticize Gov. Chris Christie’s involvement with New Jersey’s “Stronger than the Storm” ad campaign, 54 percent of registered voters side with the incumbent, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The majority say Christie’s appearance in the commercials was focused on promoting confidence in the shore’s recovery, while 34 … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 25, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S COATTAILS SHORT IN TRENTON RACES; MAJORITY OF VOTERS FAVOR MINIMUM WAGE HIKE

Despite giving Gov. Chris Christie a 20-point lead over state Sen. Barbara Buono, half of likely voters want Democrats to retain control of the New Jersey Legislature in November, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 38 percent want to give Republicans a chance to take charge in Trenton. In another sign that the GOP … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 23, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, Minimum Wage, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MOST NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT VETOED GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE

Large majorities of New Jerseyans support three pieces of gun control legislation Gov. Chris Christie either conditionally or absolutely vetoed recently, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll completed before Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The most popular of the measures vetoed by the governor, to require state enforcement agencies to report information … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 19, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE LEADS BUONO BY 20 POINTS; LIKELY VOTERS SAY CHRISTIE BETTER REPRESENTS STATE ON MOST ISSUES

As New Jersey’s election season heats up, Gov. Chris Christie commands a 20-point lead over Democrat state Sen. Barbara Buono among likely voters, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While previous Rutgers-Eagleton Polls had Christie leading by 30 points or more, this is the first poll to focus on November’s most likely voters. Christie now … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 16, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE MAINTAINS HIGH RATINGS, BUT VOTERS STILL DISAPPROVE OF HIS PERFORMANCE ON TOP PROBLEMS

More than half of voters continue to express no opinion on Buono A year after his response to Hurricane Sandy sent Gov. Chris Christie’s ratings into record territory, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds New Jersey registered voters continue to embrace him, if not quite as strongly. Christie’s 66 percent positive job rating remains the envy … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 13, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

LIKELY VOTERS GIVE BOOKER LARGE LEAD, MOST EXPECT HIM TO WIN; LONEGAN WIDELY UNKNOWN

With just over five weeks until the Oct. 16 special U.S. Senate election, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has opened a large lead over former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of likely voters support Booker, 29 percent plan to vote for Lonegan and 6 percent are undecided. … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 11, 2013, in Cory Booker, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll