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2020 May 14, 2020

Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: Slight Majority Support Voting by Mail for New Jersey’s July Primary, Most Unaware of New Primary Date

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 54% of registered voters in New Jersey agree that the state should replace its July primary election – usually an inperson endeavor – entirely with voting by mail, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Forty-two percent, on the other hand, believe the state should not cancel in-person voting. Opinions are starkly divided by partisanship: 70% of Democrats and 56% of independents support voting by mail, while 72% of Republicans oppose it.

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2020 May 6, 2020

RUTGERS-EAGLETON POLL: MURPHY RATINGS SOAR AMID PANDEMIC

Gov. Phil Murphy’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic has catapulted him to one of the most liked governors in New Jersey history, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Echoing the highs reached by governors Thomas Kean, Christine Todd Whitman and Chris Christie, Murphy’s favorability rating is almost touching the 60% mark (59% favorable to 20% unfavorable). This represents a 16-point increase for Murphy since this time last year. The governor also now beats Christie’s Sandy-fueled job approval high: 77% of New Jerseyans currently approve of the overall job Murphy is doing (a 25-point leap since last year), while 21% disapprove.

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2020 February 6, 2020

LATEST HEALTH MATTERS POLL: BY WIDE MARGINS, NEW JERSEYANS TURN TO AND TRUST PHYSICIANS, NURSES MOST FOR HEALTH-RELATED INFORMATION

Though they’re able to seek healthcare information from more places than ever before, New Jersey residents still turn to — and trust —doctors and nurses more than any other source. Nine in ten report being likely to ask a doctor for information; eight in ten say they ask a nurse. Around nine in ten trust each of these sources to provide accurate health information.

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2019 July 17, 2019

JOINT RUTGERS-EAGLETON/FDU POLL: ONE IN FOUR HOUSEHOLDS HAVE A MEMBER WHO HAS TAKEN PRESCRIPTION PAIN RELIEVERS IN PAST YEAR, VIRTUALLY ALL RESIDENTS BELIEVE OPIOID USAGE IS A PROBLEM IN NEW JERSEY

Nearly a quarter of New Jerseyans (23 percent) say they or a family member have taken a prescription opioid painkiller in the past 12 months, according to a joint Rutgers-Eagleton/Fairleigh Dickinson University poll in collaboration with the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy.

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