December 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