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SUPPORT FOR MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION AMONG NEW JERSEYANS IS STRONGER THAN EVER, FOUR DECADES OF POLLING REVEALS

Attitudes Increasingly Divided by Partisanship in Recent Years With the 1960s and 70s drug counterculture a hazy memory for most New Jerseyans, voters in the state have become more laid back than ever about marijuana, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. With recreational marijuana legalization becoming a hot topic across the nation, two-thirds of voters … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 15, 2014, in Marijuana, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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

N.J. GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE TAKES BIG HIT ON SANDY RECOVERY RATINGS

Overall favorability – steady since January – remains much lower than 2013 highs As Bridgegate continues to dominate Gov. Chris Christie’s second term, and with new questions about how Superstorm Sandy funds have been managed, New Jersey voters have dramatically changed their perception of Christie’s job performance on Sandy recovery, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 5, 2014, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WHILE MOST NJ REPUBLICANS STAND BY CHRISTIE, DEMOCRATS ABANDON HIM

Favorability and Job Ratings Drop to Pre-Sandy Levels Following a second week of revelations about “Bridgegate,” Gov. Chris Christie’s job approval and favorability ratings have dropped dramatically among New Jerseyans, with Democrats driving the decline, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following more than a year of strong bipartisan support, Christie’s favorability rating is now … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am January 22, 2014, in Bridgegate Scandal, George Washington Bridge, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS BELIEVE SHORE RECOVERY STILL A LONG WAY OFF

Two in three residents say state is not yet ‘back to normal,’ Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds New Jerseyans are still feeling the effects of Sandy one year after the hurricane pounded the Garden State, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll of registered voters, with two-thirds saying the state is not yet “back to normal.” The results … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm November 14, 2013, in Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEY VOTERS EXPECT CHRISTIE TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT; THINK HIS TOUGH TALK WORKS HERE, BUT MAY NOT ‘PLAY IN PEORIA’

A clear majority of New Jersey’s registered voters expect Gov. Chris Christie to run for president in 2016, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. As voters geared up for last week’s gubernatorial election, 59 percent said Christie would run, while 19 percent thought he would not. Twenty-two percent were unsure.  

Posted at 12:00 pm November 11, 2013, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S RE-ELECTION A PERSONAL VICTORY DRIVEN BY YEAR OF HIGH RATINGS POST-SANDY

As voters headed to the polls Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election bid was buoyed by some of his highest favorability ratings – 65 percent – since February 2013, according to the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Only 27 percent of registered voters held an unfavorable impression of the governor. Similarly 68 percent approved of the incumbent’s job performance … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm November 8, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE MAY BE GAINING ‘COATTAILS’ AS BUONO’S BASE ABANDONS HER

Governor holds better than 2-1 lead over challenger In the final hours before New Jersey’s gubernatorial election, Gov. Chris Christie’s lead over state Sen. Barbara Buono has grown to 36 points among likely voters, up 10 points in the last month, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s 66 percent to 30 percent margin may … Read more …

Posted at 5:14 pm November 4, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE: MORE ‘FIGHTER’ THAN BULLY AND A SMART, STRONG LEADER

While opponents often try to label Gov. Chris Christie a “bully,” most of New Jersey’s registered voters have a different take. By more than a 2 to 1 margin (72 percent to 34 percent), respondents in the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll agree that the governor’s self-description as a “fighter,” fits “very well” and is more apt … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 25, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

CHRISTIE’S OVERALL RATINGS REMAIN HIGH BUT VOTERS UNHAPPY ABOUT HOW HE HANDLES ECONOMY AND TAXES

Buono still largely unknown just weeks before the election As Election Day approaches, New Jersey’s registered voters continue to give incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Christie high overall ratings, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s favorability remains steady at 61 percent. He is viewed unfavorably by 28 percent of voters. Similarly, his overall job grade … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm October 23, 2013, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll