October 2014 - Center for Public Interest Polling

ATLANTIC CITY: VISITORS SAY IT’S NOT JUST FOR GAMBLERS

It may take a crystal ball to see the future of Atlantic City’s casino industry, but New Jerseyans who have visited the resort town say gambling is only a small part of the fun there, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While nearly half of visitors gamble at least occasionally, a majority says they stay … Read more …

Posted at 10:45 am October 29, 2014, in Atlantic City, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ATLANTIC CITY’S BEST DAYS ARE IN THE PAST; OUT-OF-STATE CASINOS DRAW SOME NEW JERSEY GAMBLERS

With shrinking profits, casino closings, and layoffs the new norm, nearly two-thirds of New Jerseyans say Atlantic City’s best days are behind it, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 22 percent say the resort’s best days are yet to come, and 15 percent are unsure that gambling has not benefited the entire city and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SPORTS, ONLINE BETTING: NEW JERSEYANS AREN’T ‘ALL IN’

Almost two-thirds say ‘no dice’ to alcohol on the boardwalk Although Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation to allow sports betting at racetracks and casinos to try to help revitalize a flagging Atlantic City, many New Jersey residents are not sure the idea is a good bet for the resort town. While 44 percent of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 21, 2014, in Atlantic City, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS SEE KEY CHRISTIE TRAITS IN LESS POSITIVE LIGHT

Perceptions of governor’s trustworthiness, other positive traits, continue to decline Trust in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has continued to decline further after hitting an all-time low last March, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 22 percent of Garden State voters now say “trustworthy” describes Christie “very well.” Another 35 percent think it applies … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 16, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE RATINGS NEGATIVE FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER THREE YEARS

For the first time since August 2011, more New Jersey voters have an unfavorable impression of Gov. Chris Christie than a favorable one, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following a seven-point decline during the past two months, just 42 percent of registered voters now feel favorable toward the governor, while 45 percent feel unfavorable. … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 14, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TIME FOR GAS TAX HIKE IN NEW JERSEY? NOT FOR MOST RESIDENTS: RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL

While legislators debate the merits of a gas tax hike, New Jerseyans continue to oppose a higher levy by a wide margin, even as the condition of the state’s roads and bridges worsens. Despite the Garden State’s crumbling infrastructure, 58 percent of respondents to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll oppose paying more at the pump to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 10, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS CONCERNED ABOUT POSSIBILITY OF U.S. EBOLA OUTBREAK

As the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever continues to rage in West Africa, 69 percent of New Jersey residents are at least somewhat concerned about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. More than one-third of residents are paying “very close” attention to Ebola news, while an additional … Read more …

Posted at 3:16 pm October 8, 2014, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

DOUBLE-DIGIT GAINS FOR NEW JERSEYANS IN CPR, HEIMLICH MANEUVER TRAINING, RUTGERS-EAGLETON PUBLIC HEALTH POLL FINDS

As New Jerseyans become more health conscious, they also have gained an appreciation for the importance of learning to perform two potentially life-saving techniques, CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. The latest Rutgers-Eagleton Health Series poll finds that since a similar 1997 survey, the percentage of state residents who are trained in the former has increased … Read more …

Posted at 3:17 pm October 6, 2014, in Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series

ONLY 65 PERCENT OF NEW JERSEYANS REPORT HAVING THREE CRITICAL HOME SAFETY DEVICES: RUTGERS-EAGLETON PUBLIC HEALTH POLL

Although preventable, more than 400 Americans die each year from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure and thousands more are killed and injured in home fires. Yet, only 65 percent of New Jerseyans have both CO and smoke detectors, as well as fire extinguishers in their homes, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series poll.  

Posted at 12:01 am October 2, 2014, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series

7 PERCENT OF NEW JERSEYANS REPORT CALLS TO POISON CENTER HOTLINE IN PAST YEAR: RUTGERS-EAGLETON PUBLIC HEALTH SERIES POLL

Unintentional poisonings are the leading cause of “injury death” nationally and in New Jersey, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the Garden State, 7 percent of residents say they or someone in their family has called a poison control center in the past year. Households with children are more than … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 1, 2014, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series