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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

NEW JERSEYANS HAVE CHRISTIE BACK, BUT DON’T SEE HIM AS STRONG LEADER, EFFECTIVE, OR TRUSTWORTHY

Gov. Chris Christie may be back for good in the Garden State, but New Jersey voters have few nice things to say upon his return, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Asked how well a series of personality and leadership traits describe the governor, registered voters are less likely than ever to apply positive descriptors.

Posted at 1:28 pm February 18, 2016, in Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

WELCOME HOME, GOVERNOR? CHRISTIE’S FAVORABILITY HITS LOWEST YET

There is no warm welcome waiting for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie as he prepares to give his budget speech today, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following his failed presidential campaign bid that had him spending more time out-of-state than in-state, just 29 percent of New Jersey registered voters have a favorable opinion of Christie … Read more …

Posted at 11:48 am February 16, 2016, in Governor Chris Christie, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ OR ‘HAPPY HOLIDAYS?’ NEW JERSEYANS DON’T CARE

‘Tis the season in the Garden State, and as New Jerseyans fit in last-minute holiday shopping, 49 percent do not care how they are greeted by merchants, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Posted at 12:01 am December 22, 2015, in Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

MORE THAN HALF OF NEW JERSEYANS TRUST POLLS, BUT MOST QUESTION THEIR ACCURACY

While discussion and controversy surround polling’s role in the race to the White House in 2016, New Jerseyans still have some faith in the public opinion polling process, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Fifty percent trust polls a fair amount and another 4 percent, a great deal. On the other hand, 36 percent do … Read more …

Posted at 1:30 pm December 17, 2015, in Polling, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

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

CHRISTIE’S JOB APPROVAL HITS NEW LOW, RATINGS ACROSS THE BOARD CONTINUE TO SLIP; TRUMP STILL LEADS 2016 GOP FIELD IN NEW JERSEY, CHRISTIE RECLAIMS SECOND

Gov. Chris Christie may be on the rise in New Hampshire, but his numbers continue to fall with voters back home, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Christie’s overall job approval has slipped to its lowest point yet: 33 percent of New Jersey registered voters now approve of his performance, a drop of six points … Read more …

Posted at 3:01 pm December 10, 2015, in 2016 Election, Donald Trump, Governor Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW JERSEYANS SPLIT ON SYRIAN REFUGEES; MOST WORRIED ABOUT FUTURE TERRORIST ATTACKS

In the midst of terror attacks at home and abroad, and following Gov. Chris Christie’s demand that no Syrian refugees come to the state, New Jersey residents split evenly on whether to accept refugees from Syria, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. While 45 percent say New Jersey should remain open to refugees from the … Read more …

Posted at 12:57 pm December 9, 2015, in 2016 Election, Governor Chris Christie, Immigration, Terrorism