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NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT AMMUNITION MAGAZINE LIMIT VETO; BUT MAJORITY SAYS GOV. CHRISTIE SHOULD HAVE MET WITH SANDY HOOK PARENTS

Following Gov. Chris Christie’s veto last month of legislation designed to reduce the legal size of firearm ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 bullets, a plurality of New Jerseyans agree with Christie’s decision, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Given arguments for and against the measure, 49 percent of Garden State residents support Christie’s latest … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 19, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, Gun Control, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Majority in 3 States Favorable on Hillary Clinton; Give Former Sec of State 2016 Lead Over Christie, Paul & Ryan

A majority of voters in New York (64 percent), New Jersey (59 percent) and Virginia (56 percent) have a favorable view of Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and name her most often in each state as the one eligible person that they would most like to see as the next President according to simultaneous … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 4, 2014, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Gun Control, Hillary Clinton, Marijuana, Minimum Wage, Obamacare, REP-Siena-Roanoke, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Same-Sex Marriage, Unemployment

MOST NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT VETOED GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE

Large majorities of New Jerseyans support three pieces of gun control legislation Gov. Chris Christie either conditionally or absolutely vetoed recently, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll completed before Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The most popular of the measures vetoed by the governor, to require state enforcement agencies to report information … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 19, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CONCERN FOR GUN VIOLENCE RECEDES TOWARD PRE-SANDY HOOK LEVELS, BUT MOST NEW JERSEYANS STILL SUPPORT GUN CONTROL

New Jerseyans’ concern about gun violence in America has eased somewhat since the Sandy Hook shootings in December, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. In the week following the school shooting in Connecticut, 77 percent of Garden State residents were “very concerned.” That number has dropped to 69 percent. The same percentage believes it is … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 6, 2013, in Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

GUN VIOLENCE WORRIES CLIMB IN WAKE OF CONNECTICUT SHOOTING

Following the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, 77 percent of New Jersey adults are “very concerned” about gun violence in America, a significant increase from the 66 percent who were very concerned in a late August Rutgers-Eagleton poll of registered voters. Seventy-two percent of Garden Staters now think controlling gun ownership is more important … Read more …

Posted at 6:58 am December 21, 2012, in Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS WORRY ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE

Two-thirds of New Jersey’s registered voters are “very concerned” about the scope of gun violence in America, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. The poll, taken both before and after the Aug. 24 Empire State Building shooting, also finds 65 percent of voters think controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting gun owner … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm September 12, 2012, in Gun Control, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY UNDER THE GUN: PUBLIC WORRIED ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE; ENDORSE STRICT GUN CONTROL & SAFETY MEASURES

New Jerseyans are clearly worried about the amount of gun violence in American society. Most see the recent episodes in Colorado, Georgia, California and Texas not as isolated incidents, but as symptomatic of an increasingly violent culture. One-in-four state residents say that someone close to them, such as a friend or relative, has been shot … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 3, 1999, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Gun Control, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SUPPORT BAN ON SEMI-AUTOMATICS; AGREE THAT GUN LAWS SHOULD BE TOUGHER

A large majority (73%) of New Jersey residents say that they support the state law that bans the sale and purchase of semi-automatic assault weapons. The latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll also shows that residents are about evenly divided over whether that law should be amended to allow current owners of banned weapons to keep them.  

Posted at 12:01 am July 7, 1991, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Gun Control, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll