April 2014 - Center for Public Interest Polling

MOST NEW JERSEYANS STILL THINK STATE NOT BACK TO NORMAL POST-SANDY

Residents Continue to see Sandy Recovery as Incomplete, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds New Jerseyans still feel the effects of Sandy almost 18 months after the Superstorm wreaked havoc here as they continue to express skepticism that normalcy will return any time soon, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Two-thirds of residents say the state is not … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 23, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DESPITE PUSH BY CHRISTIE AND OTHER OFFICIALS, NEW JERSEY NOT YET EMBRACING MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT CONSOLIDATION

Support for municipal consolidation has declined since 2010 As NJ Gov. Chris Christie renews his call for merging local governments as a means to get rising property taxes under control, Garden State residents express less support for the idea than they did in 2010, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 45 percent support consolidating … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 22, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

STRONG OPPOSITION TO HIGHER GAS TAX DECREASES AS NEW JERSEYANS LEARN WHY MORE REVENUE IS NEEDED

While winter weather hammered the state’s already crumbling roads, New Jerseyans appear to remain opposed to raising the gas tax to pay for repairs, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Two-thirds oppose paying more for gas, even with the resulting revenue dedicated to road maintenance. Only 31 percent support an increase.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 17, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Transportation

SUPPORT FOR MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION AMONG NEW JERSEYANS IS STRONGER THAN EVER, FOUR DECADES OF POLLING REVEALS

Attitudes Increasingly Divided by Partisanship in Recent Years With the 1960s and 70s drug counterculture a hazy memory for most New Jerseyans, voters in the state have become more laid back than ever about marijuana, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. With recreational marijuana legalization becoming a hot topic across the nation, two-thirds of voters … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 15, 2014, in Marijuana, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON OBAMACARE: BUT 24 PERCENT OF OPPONENTS THINK ‘LAW DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH’

More New Jerseyans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, than are opposed, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. With the first open enrollment period now ended, 26 percent strongly support the ACA, while another 29 percent somewhat support it. Detractors are more intense in their opposition: 28 percent strongly oppose … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 10, 2014, in Obamacare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE RATINGS STABILIZE, BUT MOST NEW JERSEYANS SEE SCANDAL AS A SERIOUS ISSUE FOR GOVERNOR

Large majorities negative about internal review’s objectivity, Port Authority 9/11 controversies, and administration officials withholding records While New Jersey has a reputation as a liberal-leaning state, residents are split over whether America’s greater problem is income inequality or too much government, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked to choose between the typically liberal belief … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 8, 2014, in George Washington Bridge, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll