2014 - Page 2 of 4 - Center for Public Interest Polling

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

DRIVERS ADMIT TO SOME RISKY BEHAVIORS IN INAUGURAL RUTGERS-EAGLETON, NEW JERSEY MEDICAL SCHOOL PUBLIC HEALTH POLL

In a state famous for its turnpike and infamous for traffic, tolls and “Jersey drivers,” a new partnership between the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) has launched a series of public health polls with a survey about risky driving habits. New Jerseyans were asked about their perceptions of safety both as … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am September 25, 2014, in Driving Behavior, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Rutgers-Eagleton Public Health Series

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT AMMUNITION MAGAZINE LIMIT VETO; BUT MAJORITY SAYS GOV. CHRISTIE SHOULD HAVE MET WITH SANDY HOOK PARENTS

Following Gov. Chris Christie’s veto last month of legislation designed to reduce the legal size of firearm ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 bullets, a plurality of New Jerseyans agree with Christie’s decision, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Given arguments for and against the measure, 49 percent of Garden State residents support Christie’s latest … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 19, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, Gun Control, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS REMAIN NEGATIVE ABOUT ‘BRIDGEGATE,’ OTHER ALLEGATIONS; BUT HALF SAY CHRISTIE IS PUTTING SCANDALS BEHIND HIM

Seven months after the George Washington Bridge scandal burst Gov. Chris Christie’s ratings bubble, almost half of New Jersey voters continue to doubt the governor’s explanation of what happened. According to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 47 percent of registered voters say they do not believe Christie at all, while another 24 percent say they somewhat … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 14, 2014, in George Washington Bridge, Governor Chris Christie