December Tue, 2017
NEW JERSEY GREETS GOVERNOR-ELECT MURPHY WITH CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM; POSITIVITY ABOUT STATE’S FUTURE GROWTH
New Jerseyans see a glimmer of hope for the Garden State following Phil Murphy’s gubernatorial victory in November, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. After an increasingly pessimistic outlook about the state for the past two years, residents have slightly reversed course: while 60 percent believe New Jersey is still going off on the wrong track, 30 percent now say the state is headed in the right direction – a double-digit increase since August.
December Mon, 2017
AARP STUDY: NEW JERSEYANS UNWILLING TO PAY SUBSIDIES FOR PSEG NUCLEAR PLANTS
New Jerseyans are not too keen on paying an additional fee proposed by PSEG to keep its two nuclear power plants in Salem and Hope Creek operational. Fifty-one percent say they are not willing at all and another 24 percent say they are not too willing to pay such a fee; 16 percent say they are somewhat willing, and just 3 percent say very willing.
November Thu, 2017
NEW JERSEYANS’ VERDICT ON MENENDEZ? DOWN BUT NOT OUT
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez has emerged from a hung jury in his federal corruption case seriously damaged but by no means dead, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The senior senator is now at a low point in his ratings: more New Jersey residents disapprove than approve of his job performance (36 percent to 29 percent), and more have an unfavorable than favorable impression of him (33 percent to 20 percent), following the trial.
September Thu, 2017
MOST NEW JERSEYANS BELIEVE ARTS EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT BUT ARE MIXED ON ITS FUNDING, IMPLEMENTATION AND STUDENTS’ ACCESS TO PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES
With school back in session, New Jersey residents are not only thinking about “reading and writing and ‘rithmetic” but also about the importance of arts education, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in partnership with Arts Ed NJ for the Arts Ed Now campaign. Nine in 10 residents say that receiving an education in the arts – which includes lessons in dance, music, theater, visual arts, media arts, and other forms of creativity – is “very” or “somewhat” important in the classroom (90 percent), through before or after school programs (93 percent), and through cultural organizations in their community (89 percent).