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ARE AMERICA’S BEST ECONOMIC DAYS IN THE PAST? NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON INCOME INEQUALITY VS. TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT

While New Jersey has a reputation as a liberal-leaning state, residents are split over whether America’s greater problem is income inequality or too much government, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked to choose between the typically liberal belief that income inequality is a bigger problem and conservatives’ regular assertion that the real problem is … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 14, 2014, in Barack Obama, Economy, Right Direction Wrong Track, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ROMNEY LEADS SANTORUM AS TOP GOP CONTENDER IN NEW JERSEY BUT WOULD LOSE TO OBAMA

With just over three months until the New Jersey primary and nine months from the presidential election, New Jersey Republicans continue to prefer former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their standard-bearer in the battle against President Barack Obama. But Romney has yet to solidify his support here, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 23, 2013, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

HIGH MARKS FOR CHRISTIE, OBAMA, AND BIPARTISANSHIP IN SANDY AFTERMATH, RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

Garden Staters have responded very positively to NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s leadership following Superstorm Sandy, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. More than 90 percent praise the governor for his handling of the storm: 69 percent say Christie handled the crisis “very well” and another 23 percent say he handled it “somewhat well.”  

Posted at 12:01 am November 21, 2012, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

SUPERSTORM SANDY AFFECTS TWO-THIRDS OF GARDEN STATERS, RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL FINDS

Two-thirds of New Jersey residents were affected when Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Garden State three weeks ago, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 35 percent report they were not touched by storm, which caused massive damage throughout the state.  

Posted at 12:01 am November 20, 2012, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA WIDENS NEW JERSEY LEAD OVER ROMNEY

On the eve of today’s first presidential debate, likely New Jersey voters give President Obama a 17-point lead over former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney – a three- point increase since August. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 56 percent of New Jersey voters say they prefer Obama while 39 percent support Romney. Another 2 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 3, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ADDING RYAN TO TICKET DOES LITTLE FOR ROMNEY IN NEW JERSEY

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds more than half of likely voters not influenced by choice Adding Wisconsin’s U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan to his ticket has done little so far for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney among likely New Jersey voters, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 21 percent say adding Ryan to the ticket makes them … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm August 30, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA HOLDS DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD AMONG NEW JERSEY LIKELY VOTERS

As the Republican National Convention begins in Tampa, New Jersey voters give President Barack Obama a 14-point lead over former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Among likely voters polled just before the GOP convention, 51 percent say they would vote for Obama while 37 percent support Romney. Another 6 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm August 29, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA SLIPS, ROMNEY GAINS AMONG NEW JERSEYANS IN RUTGERS-EAGLETON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION POLL

Although he still is viewed favorably by 55 percent of New Jersey’s voters, President Obama’s favorability rating has dipped five percentage points since his high-water mark in February, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. One-third of voters hold unfavorable views of the president and 12 percent have no opinion.  

Posted at 12:00 pm June 16, 2012, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OBAMA CONTINUES TO RISE IN NEW JERSEY; CHRISTIE RATINGS RELATIVELY UNCHANGED

President Obama’s popularity and job performance grade continue to improve in New Jersey, extending a trend that began in October, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Sixty percent of respondents now view the president favorably, an increase of 10 points since an October 2011 Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The president’s favorability rating among New Jerseyans is at … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 17, 2012, in Barack Obama, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

ROMNEY STILL PREFERRED BY NEW JERSEY GOP; OBAMA LOOKS STRONG AGAINST TOP REPUBLICAN CHALLENGERS

New Jersey Republican voters continue to make former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney their candidate of choice against President Barack Obama, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has built a following here, registered Republicans and independents leaning Republican prefer Romney by 28 percent to 20 percent over Gingrich.

Posted at 12:00 pm December 21, 2011, in 2012 Election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll