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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

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