August 2015 - Center for Public Interest Polling

NEW JERSEY TO REST OF US: WE’RE PROUD OF OUR STATE; LOCATION, BEACHES, QUALITY OF LIFE MAKE JERSEY GREAT

From the Skylands to the tip of Cape May, residents of the Garden State are proud to live in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. More than three-quarters of New Jerseyans say they take pride in living here, including 56 percent who exhibit “a lot” of pride. Conversely, only 18 percent say they … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 21, 2015, in New Jersey, Quality of Life, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SIZABLE SUPPORT FOR UPDATES TO NEW JERSEY VOTING LAWS, INCLUDING EXPANDING EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION

New Jerseyans widely support the voting reforms included in the State Legislature’s recently passed Democracy Act that now awaits Gov. Chris Christie’s signature, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Above all, residents are most supportive of increasing early in-person voting, at 67 percent versus 26 percent who oppose. Two-thirds are also in favor of automatic … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 18, 2015, in Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Voter Registration, Voter Turnout

NEW JERSEY VOTERS SAY GOV. CHRISTIE SHOULD RESIGN, BUT NOT IF LEGISLATURE FORCES THE ISSUE: RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL

As NJ Gov. Chris Christie builds his presidential campaign, a majority of registered voters in the Garden State say he should resign as governor, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. But when told that Democratic state legislators want to pass a law forcing Christie – and all future governors – to resign upon making an … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 13, 2015, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE NOT PRESIDENTIAL, ACCORDING TO HALF OF NJ VOTERS; GOV INCREASINGLY SEEN AS SELF-CENTERED, ARROGANT, A BULLY

Over a month into Gov. Chris Christie’s official 2016 run, voters back home still do not see him as presidential material, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty-four percent of New Jersey registered voters say “presidential” does not describe Christie at all, versus 29 percent who think it describes the governor somewhat well and just … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 11, 2015, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS LARGELY SUPPORT A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP, SHOW INCREASINGLY POSITIVE VIEWS ON IMMIGRATION

As the immigration debate rages on in the race to 2016, New Jerseyans increasingly support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently working in the United States, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Sixty-four percent of residents now believe undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay and apply for U.S. citizenship, an increase of … Read more …

Posted at 1:44 pm August 7, 2015, in Immigration, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S NJ RATINGS DROP TO NEW ALL-TIME LOWS; VOTERS CITE GOV’S ATTITUDE, BULLYING, AND UNTRUSTWORTHINESS

Note: This Rutgers-Eagleton Poll was conducted prior to Gov. Chris Christie qualifying as a participant in Fox News’ first Republican presidential primary debate this Thursday, August 6th. As Gov. Chris Christie campaigns to win over voters in New Hampshire and Iowa, voters back home are more dissatisfied with him than ever, according to the latest … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 6, 2015, in 2016 Election, Economy, Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NJ VOTERS EXPECT CHRISTIE TO MAKE DEBATE, BUT SAY HIS BEST CHANCE FOR GOP NOMINATION IS BEHIND HIM

As Gov. Chris Christie clings to the last spot in national polling for Thursday’s primetime Republican presidential debate, most New Jersey voters expect him to make the top 10, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just under a quarter of registered voters say Christie is very likely to be on the stage, while another 43 … Read more …

Posted at 2:56 pm August 3, 2015, in 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll