While legislators debate the merits of a gas tax hike, New Jerseyans
continue to oppose a higher levy by a wide margin, even as the condition of the state’s roads and bridges
Despite the Garden State’s crumbling infrastructure, 58 percent of respondents to the latest
Rutgers-Eagleton Poll oppose paying more at the pump to fund the much-needed repairs and other
transportation costs. At the same time there has been some movement in favor of an increase: in early
April, two-thirds of New Jerseyans were against a hike. Since then, the number favoring an increase has
risen seven points to 38 percent.