February 2015 - Center for Public Interest Polling

STRONG SUPPORT FOR “AID IN DYING” BILL ASSISTED SUICIDE “MORALLY ACCEPTABLE,” RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

As the “Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” awaits a vote in the state Senate, almost two-thirds (63 percent) of New Jerseyans support the measure, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The bill, which allows terminally ill patients to obtain prescription drugs to end their lives and was passed by the state Assembly … Read more …

Posted at 2:35 pm February 25, 2015, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ATLANTIC CITY FUTURE LOOKS DIM ALTHOUGH NEW JERSEYANS AGREE STATE NEEDS TO SUPPLY HELP

Despite backlash from state and city officials, and credit rating agencies, 57 percent of New Jerseyans – a solid majority – agree with last month’s appointment of an emergency management team to assist in solving Atlantic City’s financial issues. Thirty-five percent think Atlantic City should be left to handle these issues on its own, according … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 24, 2015, in Atlantic City, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GAS TAX HIKE STILL OPPOSED BY NEW JERSEYANS

As state lawmakers struggle to return the virtually bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund to solvency, 54 percent of New Jerseyans continue to oppose a gas tax increase while 42 show support, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Two versions of the question were put to residents, with results virtually unchanged since December 2014.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 20, 2015, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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Click here for the February 18, 2015 Rutgers-Eagleton Poll release titled: “A ‘BULLY’ FOR PRESIDENT? NEW JERSEY VOTERS QUESTION IF CHRISTIE HAS WHAT IT TAKES FOR 2016″

Posted at 12:46 pm February 18, 2015, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

A ‘BULLY’ FOR PRESIDENT? NEW JERSEY VOTERS QUESTION IF CHRISTIE HAS WHAT IT TAKES FOR 2016

As Gov. Chris Christie prepares for a 2016 presidential run in the midst of declining ratings at home, 59 percent of New Jersey voters say he would not make a good president, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 34 percent believe Christie would do well in the Oval Office. Perceptions of Christie’s attitude and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 18, 2015, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TIME FOR A WOMAN IN THE OVAL OFFICE? NEW JERSEYANS AGREE COUNTRY IS READY

With all signs pointing to a second presidential campaign by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, 80 percent of New Jersey voters say Americans are ready for a woman in the Oval Office, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 16 percent think the country is not yet ready for such a groundbreaking event. Further, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 17, 2015, in 2016 Election, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S RATINGS DROP TO ALL-TIME LOWS AS VOTERS CITE GOVERNOR’S ATTITUDE, PRESIDENTIAL AMBITIONS, BRIDGEGATE AS REASONS

As Chris Christie attempts to build a following among national Republicans in preparation for an expected 2016 presidential bid, New Jersey voters have soured on the governor, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following a recent spate of damaging headlines, Christie’s support has collapsed to just 37 percent of registered voters reporting a favorable impression, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 13, 2015, in 2016 Election, Bridgegate Scandal, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VALENTINE’S DAY: LOVE IS IN THE AIR FOR MOST NEW JERSEYANS

Despite the snowy forecast, love is in the air in the Garden State as 70 percent of residents will “be mine” with a special someone this Valentine’s Day, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Cupid’s arrow is apparently consistent; the share of residents with a valentine has changed little since Eagleton last explored feelings about … Read more …

Posted at 3:30 pm February 11, 2015, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll