December 2014 - Center for Public Interest Polling

CLINTON MAINTAINS DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD OVER CHRISTIE IN NEW JERSEY

In a hypothetical 2016 head-to-head matchup between Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New Jersey voters continue to give Clinton a double-digit lead, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-nine percent of registered voters say they would support Clinton over Christie, while 39 percent back Christie. The gap between the two … Read more …

Posted at 11:30 am December 22, 2014, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SEE NEW CONGRESS CHANGING COUNTRY’S DIRECTION

As 2014 winds down, New Jerseyans see both change and continuity for Congress, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. More than half of the state’s residents believe Republican control of the Senate will change the country’s direction, with 19 percent saying things will change a lot, and 38 percent seeing some change coming. About a … Read more …

Posted at 2:00 pm December 19, 2014, in Congress, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS DISLIKE CHRISTIE’S HANDLING OF ECONOMY, TAXES; GOVERNOR’S FAVORABILITY REMAINS NEGATIVE

With speculation heating up about a Chris Christie presidential bid in 2016, the governor’s ratings with New Jersey voters are lukewarm at best, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Showing little change from October, 44 percent of registered voters feel favorable toward Christie, while 46 percent feel unfavorable. Christie’s overall job approval is a little … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 18, 2014, in Economy, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Taxes

OBAMA IMMIGRATION ORDER SUPPORTED BY MAJORITY IN NEW JERSEY

A majority of New Jersey residents (53 percent) support President Barack Obama’s executive order sparing millions of undocumented immigrants from risk of immediate deportation by refocusing enforcement efforts on “felons, not families,” according to results of a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Forty-two percent oppose the action, and six percent are unsure.  

Posted at 12:01 am December 17, 2014, in Immigration, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY GAS TAX HIKE: SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION PERSISTS

As winter weather bears down on New Jersey’s already crumbling roads, residents continue to oppose a gas tax increase, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Despite active support from various state lawmakers, about six in 10 New Jerseyans are against hiking the gas tax no matter the context. Forty-one percent say they support the increase, compared with 56 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 16, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

BLACK FRIDAY SALES SKIPPED BY MOST NEW JERSEYEANS BUT SHOPPERS PREFERRED TO PURCHASE ONLINE, RUTGERS POLL FINDS

‘Tis the season to be shopping, but apparently most New Jerseyans were not in the shopping mood on Black Friday. Fewer than four in 10 residents took advantage of sales and savings on what is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Numbers were even weaker … Read more …

Posted at 3:00 pm December 12, 2014, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SAY GRAND JURY WRONG NOT TO INDICT IN NEW YORK CITY POLICE CHOKING CASE

A clear majority of New Jerseyans say a Staten Island grand jury was wrong in its failure to indict New York City police officer Daniel Panteleo in the choking death of Eric Garner, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. At the same time, residents are significantly more supportive of the nonindictment in the Ferguson, Mo., … Read more …

Posted at 2:30 am December 11, 2014, in NYPD, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll