NEW JERSEYANS’ VIEWPOINT ON THE SALES TAX REPEAL

Posted at 12:01 am May 17, 1992, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

The legislation to roll back the state sales tax from 7 to 6 percent that was passed by the New Jersey State Legislature is waiting for Governor Jim Florio’s approval or veto. There is not a clear consensus on the decision New Jerseyans would like the Governor to take — only slightly more state residents want the Governor to approve rather than veto the rollback. Overall, about 6-in-b New Jerseyans disapprove of the tax repeal if it results in a reduction of services. However, half agree that it is possible to cut 600 million dollars from the state budget without reducing services.

 

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