2018 - Center for Public Interest Polling

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL ON GOV. MURPHY’S FIRST YEAR: VERDICT STILL OUT FOR MANY NEW JERSEYANS, BUT GOV. DOES WELL ON ECONOMY, EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION

See PDF below or download here. New Brunswick, N.J. (Nov. 15, 2018) – A sizeable number of New Jerseyans still have yet to form an opinion of Gov. Phil Murphy after his first year in office – but among those who have made a judgment, the governor garners more positive than negative ratings, according to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am November 15, 2018, in Phil Murphy, Right Direction Wrong Track, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION, EXPUNGEMENT, TAXATION

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jersey legislators haven’t decided whether to legalize cannabis for personal use, but the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows more state residents favor than oppose – by a hefty margin of 58 percent to 37 percent – completely legalizing the possession and personal use of recreational … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 30, 2018, in Marijuana, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MENENDEZ HOLDS NARROW LEAD OVER HUGIN IN SENATE RACE; CORRUPTION TRIAL, LACK OF ENTHUSIASM HURT MENENDEZ WITH INDEPENDENTS AND BASE

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With two weeks until Election Day, incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Menendez narrowly leads Republican challenger Bob Hugin 51 percent to 46 percent among likely voters in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Menendez’s tight margin stems from the mark his federal corruption trial … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 24, 2018, in 2018 Midterm Election, Bob Hugin, Congress, Cory Booker, Donald Trump, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, U.S. Senate

NEW JERSEYANS NEARLY UNANIMOUS ABOUT SERIOUSNESS OF OPIOID PROBLEM IN GARDEN STATE, MOST LIKELY TO HOLD DOCTORS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES RESPONSIBLE

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Virtually all New Jerseyans believe opioid addiction to prescription pain medication is a “very” (73 percent) or “somewhat” (21 percent) serious problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll as part of its “Opioids in the Garden State” series. Just 3 percent of residents say it … Read more …

Posted at 9:00 am June 27, 2018, in Opioids

MANY NEW JERSEYANS PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS DO NOT RECALL DOCTOR EXPLAINING DANGERS, RISKS, OR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Nearly half of New Jerseyans (46 percent) say they or a family member have been prescribed opioids by a medical professional in the last 12 months, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll as part of the “Opioids in the Garden State” series. Among those residents … Read more …

Posted at 1:40 pm June 20, 2018, in Opioids, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WIDESPREAD SUPPORT FOR USING AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND SOLELY AS INTENDED; MOST NEW JERSEYANS SEE COST OF HOUSING AS SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE GARDEN STATE

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jerseyans across the board want the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to be used solely for building affordable homes, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey. When told that this funding has been used … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am June 7, 2018, in Housing, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

POSITIVITY ABOUT STATE’S DIRECTION CONTINUES TO GROW UNDER MURPHY ADMINISTRATION; GOV. STARTS OUT SOLID, BOOKER CONTINUES TO SHINE AS MENENDEZ’S RATINGS REMAIN STEADY

See PDF below or download here. NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – With the Murphy administration well underway, New Jerseyans are now split over the direction of the state, as more feel better than they have in recent years about where New Jersey is headed. Gov. Phil Murphy himself remains an unknown to a sizeable segment of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 17, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS, COMMUTERS GIVE STATE’S ROADWAYS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM LACKLUSTER RATINGS

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – New Jersey commuters are unhappy with the state of the Garden State’s transportation infrastructure: drivers are more negative than positive about their local roadways and split when it comes to assessing the state’s highways, while mass transit users are far more negative about the state’s public transportation system, especially when it … Read more …

Posted at 12:09 am March 15, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS FEEL HEAVILY BURDENED BY TAXES BUT WILLING TO CONSIDER MURPHY INITIATIVES

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – What do you call the state of affairs when four out of five residents say they pay too much in taxes for what they get? New Jersey. Just 17 percent say they get their money’s worth for the state and local taxes they pay. And, by a margin of 64 to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 7, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

PARENTS OFFER RINGING ENDORSEMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BUT BELIEVE STANDARDIZED TESTING HAS GONE OVERBOARD

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The vast majority of parents who currently have children in the state’s public school system are highly satisfied with the quality of education their child receives: 80 percent say their child’s school is doing an “excellent” or “good” job. Public school parents are also quite positive about the quality of teachers … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 8, 2018, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll