October 2013 - Center for Public Interest Polling

CHRISTIE: MORE ‘FIGHTER’ THAN BULLY AND A SMART, STRONG LEADER

While opponents often try to label Gov. Chris Christie a “bully,” most of New Jersey’s registered voters have a different take. By more than a 2 to 1 margin (72 percent to 34 percent), respondents in the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll agree that the governor’s self-description as a “fighter,” fits “very well” and is more apt … Read more …

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

CHRISTIE’S OVERALL RATINGS REMAIN HIGH BUT VOTERS UNHAPPY ABOUT HOW HE HANDLES ECONOMY AND TAXES

Buono still largely unknown just weeks before the election As Election Day approaches, New Jersey’s registered voters continue to give incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie high overall ratings, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s favorability remains steady at 61 percent. He is viewed unfavorably by 28 percent of voters. Similarly, his overall job grade … Read more …

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

VOTERS AGREE AS CHRISTIE DROPS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE APPEAL STRONGLY SUPPORT MARRIAGE FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES

As wedding bells ring for the first same-sex marriages in the Garden State, a majority of New Jersey voters agree with today’s decision by Gov. Chris Christie to drop the state’s appeal of the ruling that made New Jersey the 14th state to adopt marriage equality, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Reflecting continuing changes … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 21, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

CHRISTIE’S STRENGTH ON MOST ISSUES WIDENS LEAD AMONG LIKELY VOTERS, RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

With New Jersey’s gubernatorial election now less than three weeks away, Gov. Chris Christie commands a 26-point lead over Democrat state Sen. Barbara Buono among likely voters, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie now leads Buono, 59 percent to 33 percent – a 6-point increase in the margin since last month. These gains come … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 18, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL: MOST NEW JERSEY VOTERS OPPOSE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN OVER OBAMACARE, BLAME GOP

As the government shutdown enters its third week, New Jersey’s registered voters reflect the rest of the nation’s disapproval and assign blame to the Republican Party, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just one quarter think congressional Republicans did the right thing by insisting to defund Obamacare. As a result, Republicans are suffering the brunt … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 17, 2013, in Obamacare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BOOKER HOLDS LARGER THAN EXPECTED LEAD OVER LONEGAN ON EVE OF SPECIAL SENATE ELECTION

With just two days to go until the Oct. 16 special U.S. Senate election, Newark Mayor Cory Booker holds a 58 percent to 36 percent lead over former Republican Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan among likely voters, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds. Another 3 percent prefer someone else, and about 3 percent remain undecided. While the … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 14, 2013, in Cory Booker, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll