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NEW JERSEYANS CONTINUE TO OPPOSE GAS TAX HIKE; POSSIBLE ESTATE TAX TRADE-OFF DOES LITTLE TO BOOST SUPPORT

The Transportation Trust Fund is running on fumes, but replenishing it through a gas tax increase remains a non-starter with New Jerseyans, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty-six percent oppose a gas tax hike, virtually unchanged in the last 18 months; 42 percent support it.

Posted at 12:01 am March 17, 2016, in Gas Tax, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Transportation

GAS TAX HIKE A NONSTARTER FOR NEW JERSEYANS; PROPOSED ESTATE TAX TRADE-OFF FAILS TO BOOST SUPPORT

An increase in the gasoline tax now seems all but certain in New Jersey, but opposition persists among most residents, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. As talks between Gov. Chris Christie and legislative leaders are anticipated in the coming month on this issue, about six in 10 are against hiking the gas tax for … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 20, 2015, in Driving Behavior, Gas Tax, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GAS TAX HIKE STILL OPPOSED BY NEW JERSEYANS

As state lawmakers struggle to return the virtually bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund to solvency, 54 percent of New Jerseyans continue to oppose a gas tax increase while 42 show support, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Two versions of the question were put to residents, with results virtually unchanged since December 2014.  

Posted at 12:01 am February 20, 2015, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY GAS TAX HIKE: SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION PERSISTS

As winter weather bears down on New Jersey’s already crumbling roads, residents continue to oppose a gas tax increase, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Despite active support from various state lawmakers, about six in 10 New Jerseyans are against hiking the gas tax no matter the context. Forty-one percent say they support the increase, compared with 56 percent … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 16, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TIME FOR GAS TAX HIKE IN NEW JERSEY? NOT FOR MOST RESIDENTS: RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL

While legislators debate the merits of a gas tax hike, New Jerseyans continue to oppose a higher levy by a wide margin, even as the condition of the state’s roads and bridges worsens. Despite the Garden State’s crumbling infrastructure, 58 percent of respondents to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll oppose paying more at the pump to … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 10, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

STRONG OPPOSITION TO HIGHER GAS TAX DECREASES AS NEW JERSEYANS LEARN WHY MORE REVENUE IS NEEDED

While winter weather hammered the state’s already crumbling roads, New Jerseyans appear to remain opposed to raising the gas tax to pay for repairs, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Two-thirds oppose paying more for gas, even with the resulting revenue dedicated to road maintenance. Only 31 percent support an increase.  

Posted at 12:01 am April 17, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Transportation

NEW JERSEYANS EXPRESS LIMITED SUPPORT FOR GAS TAX HIKE

Support varies depending on how tax is explained New Jerseyans roundly oppose the idea of a gas tax increase that was floated last month by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey adults oppose any hike, while just a third supports paying more. Views are virtually the … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 10, 2014, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS TAKE TO ROAD DESPITE HIGH GAS PRICES

New Jersey drivers say they are taking mass transit more often and shopping for vehicles that get better gas mileage, but there is little change in the percentage that are scaling back travel plans this summer in response to high gas prices.  

Posted at 12:00 am June 30, 2006, in Gas Tax, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Transportation