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CHRISTIE’S NJ RATINGS HIT NEW ALL-TIME LOWS POST-TRUMP SUPPORT, BUT VOTERS CITE GOV.’S ATTITUDE, GOVERNING, AND DISHONESTY AS MAIN REASONS

As Gov. Chris Christie’s top pick for president continues to climb in the polls, the governor’s own ratings have dropped to their lowest yet, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Just 26 percent of New Jersey registered voters now have a favorable opinion of Christie – down three points since February. Sixty-four percent are unfavorable … Read more …

Posted at 2:06 pm April 28, 2016, in Donald Trump, Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NJ VOTERS MORE ANGRY, AFRAID OF TRUMP THAN ANY OTHER 2016 CANDIDATE; TRUMP’S POLICY POSITIONS AND PERSONA FUEL VIEWS OF GOP FRONTRUNNER

Donald Trump may be the GOP frontrunner in New Jersey, but the real estate mogul provokes some strong negative reactions from many registered voters in the Garden State, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 12:28 pm April 25, 2016, in 2016 Election, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

OVER HALF OF NJ REPUBLICANS CHOOSE TRUMP; CLINTON STILL LEADS BUT LOSING GROUND AGAINST SANDERS

As Donald Trump looks poised for victory in New York, he continues to lead with Republican voters on this side of the Hudson as well, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Breaking the 50-percent mark in New Jersey for the first time since announcing his candidacy last summer, Trump was named by 52 percent of … Read more …

Posted at 3:29 pm April 18, 2016, in 2016 Election, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

END-OF-LIFE CARE IN NEW JERSEY: MAJORITY HAS THOUGHT ABOUT, DISCUSSED PLANS BUT FAR FEWER HAVE WRITTEN A LIVING WILL

In advance of National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16, more than six in 10 New Jerseyans say they are mostly comfortable with getting older and have even thought about and discussed their wishes for medical treatment near the end of their life. What residents are actually doing to prepare for this moment, and … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am April 14, 2016, in Health Matters Poll, Healthcare, New Jersey, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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

MAJORITY OF NEW JERSEYANS CONCERNED ABOUT QUALITY OF DRINKING WATER, WATER POLLUTION

Like much of the nation in the wake of the Flint, Mich. water crisis, New Jerseyans are concerned about the quality of their drinking water, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Amid reports of similar lead problems here at home, 52 percent of New Jersey residents are concerned about the water they drink: 33 percent … Read more …

Posted at 10:44 am March 11, 2016, in Environment, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS DIVIDED ON STATE TAKEOVER OF ATLANTIC CITY AND NEW CASINOS ELSEWHERE IN STATE

Atlantic City’s financial situation continues to worsen, but a bare majority of New Jerseyans believes the state should not intervene, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. When told that current legislation would enable a state takeover of Atlantic City to stabilize its finances, 51 percent think Atlantic City should handle these issues on its own, … Read more …

Posted at 12:01 am March 8, 2016, in Atlantic City, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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

VOTERS MIXED ABOUT CHRISTIE’S RETURN TO NEW JERSEY

Gov. Chris Christie may be back to governing full time, but New Jersey voters are split on what this means for the Garden State, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following his budget address on Feb. 16, a 36 percent plurality of voters says Christie’s new focus on governing New Jersey will have a positive … Read more …

Posted at 1:35 pm February 25, 2016, in Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

TRUMP, CLINTON CONTINUE TO HOLD COMMANDING LEADS IN NEW JERSEY; RUBIO A DISTANT SECOND IN GOP RACE

“Trump-mentum” is at an all-time high with Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters in New Jersey, who are now more likely than ever to choose businessman Donald Trump as their presidential nominee, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Republican/Republican-leaning NJ voter subsample MOE: +/- 7.0 percentage points Democrat/Democrat-leaning NJ voter subsample MOE: +/- 6.2 percentage points

Posted at 12:38 pm February 23, 2016, in Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll