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NEW JERSEYANS WARMING TO CUTS TO SERVICES, STILL MOST PROTECTIVE OF EDUCATION

Despite divided opinions on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget, New Jersey voters are warming to the idea of budget cutting, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Following last week’s budget address, Garden Staters are less likely to want to protect a wide range of program areas than they were in March 2010.  

Posted at 1:01 am March 3, 2011, in Budget, Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT OVER GOV. CHRISTIE’S PROPOSED BUDGET

New Jersey voters are split in their evaluation of Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2012, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. While 45 percent are pleased with the budget, 48 percent are displeased, and 7 percent are not sure. Negative evaluations of Christie’s budget appear motivated both by feelings that its proposals are unfair and … Read more …

Posted at 1:01 am March 1, 2011, in Budget, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

EVEN IN TIMES OF BUDGET CUTS, NEW JERSEYANS WANT EDUCATION PROTECTED

Despite recognition that the state budget needs to be balanced, New Jersey residents believe cuts should be avoided in the areas of education and poverty relief, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Majorities want no budget reductions at all in state aid to local schools (57 percent) and programs for the poor (51 percent), while 49 percent oppose … Read more …

Posted at 12:10 pm April 13, 2010, in Budget, Education, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE BUDGET PROPOSAL SPLITS GARDEN STATERS

As he himself predicted, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s new budget has not won him many friends, according the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. The Poll finds impressions of Christie dropped from 45 percent favorable and 26 percent unfavorable in February 2010 to 33 percent favorable and 37 percent unfavorable following his March 16 budget address. This 12-point drop … Read more …

Posted at 12:27 pm April 7, 2010, in Budget, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS FAVOR FURTHER SPENDING CUTS OVER TAX INCREASES

As the July 1 deadline for a state budget approaches, a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds that New Jersey residents don’tapprove of Gov. Jon Corzine’s handling of the budget; they prefer budget cuts to tax increases, with tourism promotion, the arts, and roads and highways the top candidates for spending reductions.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 21, 2006, in Budget, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NEW JERSEYANS SUGGEST ITEMS FOR THE BUDGET AX; PESSIMISM ABOUT THE STATE’S ECONOMY GROWS

As the Governor and state legislature hunker down to pass a constitutionally mandated balanced budget, a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll finds that state residents continue to favor the Governor’s approach of cutting services instead of raising taxes — it’s just a question of which services. This comes at a time when New Jerseyans voice their most … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am May 8, 2003, in Budget, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MAJORITY NOW SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT STATE BUDGET

Over the last year Governor James McGreevey has managed to convince New Jerseyans that the state’s budget problems are indeed serious, but that message has come with the price of a plummeting job approval rating. More in the state now disapprove than approve of the job McGreevey is doing.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 4, 2003, in Budget, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS VIEW BUDGET PROBLEMS AS SERIOUS

New Jerseyans say the state’s current budget problems are serious, and they blame them on too much government spending by the previous gubernatorial administration rather than on the soured state economy. According to the Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, 83 percent of Garden State residents describe the budget problems as serious, including 39 percent who call them “very … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 17, 2002, in Budget, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS WANT TO VOTE ON THE BOND ISSUE

New Jerseyans want the opportunity to vote on Governor Whitman’s proposed bond issue to fund the state’s pension obligation and provide more money for the state budget. Nine-in-ten New Jerseyans say the decision to commit the state to pay for the bonds should be put on the ballot for a public vote. There is bi-partisan … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 10, 1997, in Budget, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS’ POLICY PRIORITIES; RATINGS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS; PREVIEW OF THE 1994 U. S. SENATE ELECTION

Taxes are the main issue New Jerseyan’s would like to talk about if they had an opportunity to attend a town meeting with Governor Whitman, However, a majority of the state’s residents are not able to offer a suggestion on how the Governor can reduce the state’s budget. Among the suggestions for cutbacks, the two … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am February 20, 1994, in Budget, Christie Whitman, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Frank Lautenberg, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Senate Race