May Fri, 2023

New Jerseyans Haven’t Heard Much About State Budget, Divided on Corporate Business Tax Expiration and School Funding

Most New Jerseyans have little knowledge of the state's proposed budget for fiscal year 2024, yet many have opinions about what is in it, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Three-quarters of New Jerseyans say they have seen or heard little (23 percent) or nothing at all (53 percent) about New Jersey’s proposed state budget. Four percent say they have heard a lot about the state budget, and 16 percent say they have heard some of the proposal.

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March Tue, 2022

Governor Murphy’s Job Approval Stays Steady, Favorability Falls at Start of Second Term; Governor Maintains High Marks on Pandemic, Lowest Marks on Taxes and Affordability

About half of New Jerseyans (49 percent) continue to approve of the overall job Governor Phil Murphy is doing as he proceeds with his second term, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-six percent disapprove of his job performance; just 5 percent are unsure. Murphy’s job approval rating has essentially held steady from November 2021, with just a minor bit of movement.

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March Sun, 2002

NEW JERSEYANS VIEW BUDGET PROBLEMS AS SERIOUS But They’re Not Willing to Pay Higher Taxes To Solve Them

New Jerseyans say the state’s current budget problems are serious, and they blame them on too much government spending by the previous gubernatorial administration rather than on the soured state economy. According to the Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll, 83 percent of Garden State residents describe the budget problems as serious, including 39 percent who call them “very serious.” Only 10 percent of residents classify the problems as either “not very” or “not at all” serious.

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