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Ratings for Christie and Direction of State Fall to New Lows; New Jersey Voters Don’t Want to “Gamble” on Casino Expansion

As the Bridgegate trial gets underway, Gov. Chris Christie has reached yet another all-time ratings low, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 23 percent of New Jersey registered voters now have a favorable opinion of Christie – down three points since April and seven points in the past year, leaving the governor’s favorability at … Read more …

Posted at 10:06 am September 19, 2016, in Atlantic City, Bridgegate Scandal, Cory Booker, Governor Chris Christie, Robert Menendez, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS DIVIDED ON STATE TAKEOVER OF ATLANTIC CITY AND NEW CASINOS ELSEWHERE IN STATE

Atlantic City’s financial situation continues to worsen, but a bare majority of New Jerseyans believes the state should not intervene, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. When told that current legislation would enable a state takeover of Atlantic City to stabilize its finances, 51 percent think Atlantic City should handle these issues on its own, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 8, 2016, in Atlantic City, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS DIVIDED OVER QUARTERLY PENSION PAYMENTS; OPPOSE FUNDING THROUGH TAX HIKES, BUDGET CUTS

As a battle looms over recent proposals by Democratic leaders in the state Legislature, public opinion has taken sides on the issues of pension payments and the minimum wage in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 2:14 pm February 29, 2016, in Atlantic City, Minimum Wage, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

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

ATLANTIC CITY: VISITORS SAY IT’S NOT JUST FOR GAMBLERS

It may take a crystal ball to see the future of Atlantic City’s casino industry, but New Jerseyans who have visited the resort town say gambling is only a small part of the fun there, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While nearly half of visitors gamble at least occasionally, a majority says they stay … Read more …

Posted at 10:45 am October 29, 2014, in Atlantic City, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ATLANTIC CITY’S BEST DAYS ARE IN THE PAST; OUT-OF-STATE CASINOS DRAW SOME NEW JERSEY GAMBLERS

With shrinking profits, casino closings, and layoffs the new norm, nearly two-thirds of New Jerseyans say Atlantic City’s best days are behind it, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 22 percent say the resort’s best days are yet to come, and 15 percent are unsure that gambling has not benefited the entire city and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 23, 2014, in Atlantic City, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SPORTS, ONLINE BETTING: NEW JERSEYANS AREN’T ‘ALL IN’

Almost two-thirds say ‘no dice’ to alcohol on the boardwalk Although Gov. Chris Christie has signed legislation to allow sports betting at racetracks and casinos to try to help revitalize a flagging Atlantic City, many New Jersey residents are not sure the idea is a good bet for the resort town. While 44 percent of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 21, 2014, in Atlantic City, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

VOTERS STRONGLY SUPPORT SPORTS BETTING

If the election were today, an amendment to the New Jersey Constitution allowing gambling on sporting events in Atlantic City casinos and at race tracks throughout the state would easily win approval, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Betting on sports events, which will be on the November 8 general election ballot, is supported by 58 percent of … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 19, 2011, in Atlantic City, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll