Christie approval rating drops to new low in New Jersey, poll says

NJB!A forum 120815WASHINGTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s popularity may be increasing in New Hampshire, but it has dropped to a new low in New Jersey, according to a poll released Thursday by Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. Just 33 percent of registered voters in New Jersey approve of Christie’s job performance, the lowest level since he took… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Sen Michael Doherty: Gas Tax Sunk NJ Assembly Republicans

In an email to his Republican colleagues in the NJ Senate on Monday, Senator Michael Doherty said that the Assembly Mike DohertyRepublican leadership’s support of increasing the gas tax is what led to the loss of four seats in the lower chamber in last week’s election.

Rutgers-Eagleton conducted a poll in October on the gas tax.  See attachment and an extract of the results below.

Why did Republican Assembly leadership come out in support of a gas tax increase?

R Assembly candidates should have all come out 100% against a gas tax increase.

66% of voters oppose a gas tax increase.

We had 69% of Independent voters and 73% of Republican voters on our side.

Even 57% of Democrat voters oppose the gas tax increase.

We wouldn’t have lost any seats if R’s campaigned on being 100% against a gas tax increase.

“We didn’t have to lose any seats and could have picked up a few,” Doherty said told  MoreMonmouthMusings, “We had no message.”

Doherty said that he has not heard back from any of his Senate colleagues.

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Posted: November 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2015 Legislative Races, Eagleton Poll, Gas Tax, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Senate Republicans, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Chris Christie’s approval rating flips in new poll

Chris Christie’s approval rating flips in new poll (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has called the George Washington Bridge scandal an obsession of the press that the public doesn’t care about, but two polls released today show the ordeal continues to erode his political support and public image. One…

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Posted: March 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Bridgegate, Chris Christie | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Quinnipiac Poll: Lonegan Within 12 Points Of Booker

Booker has not made a public appearance in New Jersey since September 15

Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Steve Lonegan has gained significant ground over the last two weeks in his quest to replace the late Frank Lautenberg in Washington, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released this morning.

Democratic nominee, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, leads Lonegan among likely voters by 12 points,, 53%-41%, with three weeks to go before the October 16 special election.

Booker had a 35% lead over Lonegan in an August 7 poll of registered voters.

In a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll two weeks ago of likely voters, Booker was leading Lonegan by 35%.

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Posted: September 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Booker’s lead “almost insurmountable” in Rutgers-Eagleton poll

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker has an “almost insurmountable” lead over former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan in their race to replace the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg in the October 16 special election, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released this morning.

64% support Booker, 29% Lonegan and 6% are undecided.

56% of likely voters, including 44% of Republicans, don’t know enough about Lonegan to form an opinion.  Voters who are familiar with the Republican are split 22%-22% in their favorable/unfavorable impressions of him.

Booker favorably impresses 63% of likely voters.  19% have an unfavorable impression of the Newark mayor.  17% say they are unfamiliar with him.

Rutgers-Eagleton surveyed 925 New Jersey adults, 814 of whom said they were registered voters.  Of the registered voters, only 462 are likely to vote on the third Wednesday in October.

93% of Democrats, 52% of Independents and 19% of Republicans said they were voting for Booker.  90% of Liberals, 70% of Moderates and 20% of Conservatives said they were voting for Booker.

Polling Director David Redlawsk said Lonegan’s “most recent news highlights attacking Booker’s masculinity have been quite unflattering.”  If Redlawsk asked a question about those recent news highlights, he did not report it or the results in the poll release.

Posted: September 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

Christie’s approval ratings surge on Sandy performance

An FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning gives Governor Christie an approval rating 10 points higher than the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll poll released last week.

FDU re-surveyed a group they had polled from October 26th through 29th during the week before Thanksgiving.  Christie’s approval rating went from 56% before Superstorm Sandy to 77% following the hurricane.

The Rutgers-Eagleton poll released on November 21 gave the governor a 67% approval rating, post-Sandy, amongst registered voters.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, FDU Public Mind Poll, Hurricane Sandy, Rutgers-Eagleton | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »