December Wed, 2014
OBAMA IMMIGRATION ORDER SUPPORTED BY MAJORITY IN NEW JERSEY
A majority of New Jersey residents (53 percent) support President Barack Obama’s executive order sparing millions of undocumented immigrants from risk of immediate deportation by refocusing enforcement efforts on “felons, not families,” according to results of a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today. Forty-two percent oppose the action, and six percent are unsure.
December Tue, 2014
NEW JERSEY GAS TAX HIKE: SIGNIFICANT OPPOSITION PERSISTS
As winter weather bears down on New Jersey’s already crumbling roads, residents continue to oppose a gas tax increase, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Despite active support from various state lawmakers, about six in 10 New Jerseyans are against hiking the gas tax no matter the context. Forty-one percent say they support the increase, compared with 56 percent who do not. Residents do not favor an increase even when told that the state’s gasoline tax – at 15 cents – is one of the lowest in the country.
December Fri, 2014
BLACK FRIDAY SALES SKIPPED BY MOST NEW JERSEYANS BUT SHOPPERS PREFERRED TO PURCHASE ONLINE, RUTGERS POLL FINDS
‘Tis the season to be shopping, but apparently most New Jerseyans were not in the shopping mood on Black Friday. Fewer than four in 10 residents took advantage of sales and savings on what is supposed to be the busiest shopping day of the year, according to a new RutgersEagleton Poll. Numbers were even weaker for Cyber Monday, as just a quarter of Garden State residents made online purchases on that day.
December Thu, 2014
NEW JERSEYANS SAY GRAND JURY WRONG NOT TO INDICT IN NEW YORK CITY POLICE CHOKING CASE
A clear majority of New Jerseyans say a Staten Island grand jury was wrong in its failure to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choking death of Eric Garner, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. At the same time, residents are significantly more supportive of the non-indictment in the Ferguson, Mo., shooting death of Michael Brown, killed by police officer Darren Wilson.