2015 - Center for Public Interest Polling

‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ OR ‘HAPPY HOLIDAYS?’ NEW JERSEYANS DON’T CARE

‘Tis the season in the Garden State, and as New Jerseyans fit in last-minute holiday shopping, 49 percent do not care how they are greeted by merchants, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 12:01 am December 22, 2015, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MORE THAN HALF OF NEW JERSEYANS TRUST POLLS, BUT MOST QUESTION THEIR ACCURACY

While discussion and controversy surround polling’s role in the race to the White House in 2016, New Jerseyans still have some faith in the public opinion polling process, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty percent trust polls a fair amount and another 4 percent, a great deal. On the other hand, 36 percent do … Read more …

Posted at 1:30 pm December 17, 2015, in Polling, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS REMAIN MIXED ABOUT GARDEN STATE’S QUALITY OF LIFE; IT’S A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE, BUT NOT TO LOOK FOR WORK OR RETIRE

Almost six in 10 New Jersey residents call their state a good or excellent place to live, but those who call the Garden State home clearly recognize its strengths and weaknesses, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 58 percent believe New Jersey is a good or excellent place to raise a family and about 70 … Read more …

Posted at 2:30 pm December 15, 2015, in Business, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Entertainment, Family, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Quality of Life, Recreation, Retirement, Right Direction Wrong Track, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Unemployment

CHRISTIE’S JOB APPROVAL HITS NEW LOW, RATINGS ACROSS THE BOARD CONTINUE TO SLIP; TRUMP STILL LEADS 2016 GOP FIELD IN NEW JERSEY, CHRISTIE RECLAIMS SECOND

Gov. Chris Christie may be on the rise in New Hampshire, but his numbers continue to fall with voters back home, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s overall job approval has slipped to its lowest point yet: 33 percent of New Jersey registered voters now approve of his performance, a drop of six points … Read more …

Posted at 3:01 pm December 10, 2015, in 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Governor Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON SYRIAN REFUGEES; MOST WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE TERRORIST ATTACKS

In the midst of terror attacks at home and abroad, and following Gov. Chris Christie’s demand that no Syrian refugees come to the state, New Jersey residents split evenly on whether to accept refugees from Syria, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 45 percent say New Jersey should remain open to refugees from the … Read more …

Posted at 12:57 pm December 9, 2015, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Immigration, Terrorism

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL CELEBRATES ITS 200TH N.J. SURVEY

The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll celebrates its 200th poll this month. The poll stands as the centerpiece of survey research at Eagleton’s Center for Public Interest Polling (ECPIP). After more than four decades of asking Garden State residents about politics and policy, results from the 200th poll will be released over the next several weeks. The poll … Read more …

Posted at 7:00 am December 8, 2015, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

THREE YEARS POST-SANDY, OVER HALF OF NEW JERSEYANS STILL THINK STATE NOT BACK TO NORMAL

Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on New Jersey three years ago, but residents continue to feel its effects today and do not believe that the state has fully recovered, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty-four percent of New Jerseyans say life still is not back to normal, while 37 percent say it is and another … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 29, 2015, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, New Jersey Shore, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WHAT ELECTION? JUST AS IN 1971, NEARLY ALL NEW JERSEYANS UNAWARE OF STATE ASSEMBLY RACES THIS NOVEMBER; FEW CAN NAME THEIR OWN STATE SENATOR

Forty-four years after the first press release from the Eagleton Institute of Politics’ inaugural poll reported little awareness of the then upcoming 1971 state legislative elections, New Jerseyans today remain uninformed about the Legislature, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Three-quarters of Garden State residents are completely unaware that any elections will be held next … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 27, 2015, in Economy, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly, State Legislature, State Senate, Taxes, Unemployment

ARC PROJECT CANCELLATION BY CHRISTIE RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT FUTURE OF TRANS-HUDSON RAIL TUNNELS FOR NEW JERSEYANS

As transit and transportation industry leaders and federal and state officials take early steps to make the Hudson River “Gateway” program a reality, New Jersey residents are troubled by the state of the existing rail tunnels and are second-guessing Gov. Chris Christie’s 2010 termination of the ARC tunnel project, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 12:01 am October 22, 2015, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, New York City, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation

GAS TAX HIKE A NONSTARTER FOR NEW JERSEYANS; PROPOSED ESTATE TAX TRADE-OFF FAILS TO BOOST SUPPORT

An increase in the gasoline tax now seems all but certain in New Jersey, but opposition persists among most residents, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. As talks between Gov. Chris Christie and legislative leaders are anticipated in the coming month on this issue, about six in 10 are against hiking the gas tax for … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 2015, in Driving Behavior, Gas Tax, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll