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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

NEW JERSEY VOTERS DIVIDED OVER QUARTERLY PENSION PAYMENTS; OPPOSE FUNDING THROUGH TAX HIKES, BUDGET CUTS

As a battle looms over recent proposals by Democratic leaders in the state Legislature, public opinion has taken sides on the issues of pension payments and the minimum wage in New Jersey, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 2:14 pm February 29, 2016, in Atlantic City, Minimum Wage, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NEW JERSEYANS REMAIN MIXED ABOUT GARDEN STATE’S QUALITY OF LIFE; IT’S A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE, BUT NOT TO LOOK FOR WORK OR RETIRE

Almost six in 10 New Jersey residents call their state a good or excellent place to live, but those who call the Garden State home clearly recognize its strengths and weaknesses, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 58 percent believe New Jersey is a good or excellent place to raise a family and about 70 … Read more …

Posted at 2:30 pm December 15, 2015, in Business, Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Economy, Entertainment, Family, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Quality of Life, Recreation, Retirement, Right Direction Wrong Track, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes, Unemployment

WHAT ELECTION? JUST AS IN 1971, NEARLY ALL NEW JERSEYANS UNAWARE OF STATE ASSEMBLY RACES THIS NOVEMBER; FEW CAN NAME THEIR OWN STATE SENATOR

Forty-four years after the first press release from the Eagleton Institute of Politics’ inaugural poll reported little awareness of the then upcoming 1971 state legislative elections, New Jerseyans today remain uninformed about the Legislature, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Three-quarters of Garden State residents are completely unaware that any elections will be held next … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am October 27, 2015, in Economy, New Jersey, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, State Assembly, State Legislature, State Senate, Taxes, Unemployment

CHRISTIE’S NJ RATINGS DROP TO NEW ALL-TIME LOWS; VOTERS CITE GOV’S ATTITUDE, BULLYING, AND UNTRUSTWORTHINESS

Note: This Rutgers-Eagleton Poll was conducted prior to Gov. Chris Christie qualifying as a participant in Fox News’ first Republican presidential primary debate this Thursday, August 6th. As Gov. Chris Christie campaigns to win over voters in New Hampshire and Iowa, voters back home are more dissatisfied with him than ever, according to the latest … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am August 6, 2015, in 2016 Election, Economy, Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

CHRISTIE’S NEGATIVE RATINGS CONTINUE; NEW LOWS FOR OVERALL JOB APPROVAL, SANDY, AND TAXES

As N.J. Gov. Chris Christie increases his focus on a potential presidential campaign, he continues to be met with negativity back home, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty-four percent of New Jersey registered voters disapprove of the overall job Christie is doing as governor, while 41 percent approve. Though relatively steady from February, this … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 9, 2015, in Governor Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

NEW JERSEY VOTERS DISLIKE CHRISTIE’S HANDLING OF ECONOMY, TAXES; GOVERNOR’S FAVORABILITY REMAINS NEGATIVE

With speculation heating up about a Chris Christie presidential bid in 2016, the governor’s ratings with New Jersey voters are lukewarm at best, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Showing little change from October, 44 percent of registered voters feel favorable toward Christie, while 46 percent feel unfavorable. Christie’s overall job approval is a little … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am December 18, 2014, in Economy, Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Politics & Issues, Taxes

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

GOV. CHRISTIE RATINGS REMAIN SKY-HIGH, BUT APPROVAL ON HANDLING ECONOMY AND TAXES LOWER

Gov. Chris Christie continues to ride high from his handling of Superstorm Sandy, but a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll finds registered voters are less pleased with his performance on their No. 1 issue: jobs and the economy. While 73 percent of voters approve of Christie’s overall job performance, only 45 percent specifically approve his handling of … Read more …

Posted at 12:00 pm February 8, 2013, in Economy, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes

HIGH TAX BURDEN THROUGH THE YEARS: FEW NEW JERSEYANS BELIEVE THEY GET WHAT THEY PAY FOR

Much has changed in New Jersey since 1972. Gambling came to Atlantic City. The Giants and the Jets moved to the Meadowlands. And 1.7 million more people call New Jersey home.  

Posted at 12:00 pm February 29, 2012, in New Jersey Politics & Issues, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, Taxes