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New Jersey voters offer mixed messages on how to fix the state’s public employee pension system, but only 12 percent want to increase taxes to make up the multi-billion-dollar shortfall in pension funds, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.
- 12 percent of voters, including 16 percent of Democrats, say increase taxes;
- 26 percent of voters, including 40 percent of Republicans, say find a way to reduce the amount owed to workers when they retire;
- 53 percent of voters, including 46 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of independent voters, say use a combination of increased taxes and reduced payments.
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New Jersey voters are divided in their opinions about Gov. Christopher Christie as 49 percent approve of the job he is doing, while 47 percent disapprove, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. Voters are divided 48 – 48 percent on whether Gov. Christie is more of a leader or more of a bully.
- 46 – 49 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
- 47 – 49 percent that he cares about their needs and problems;
- 68 – 30 percent that he has strong leadership qualities.
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August 6, 2014 – Clinton Blooms Over Christie In Garden State, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Booker Tops Little-Known Challenger By 10 Points PDF format
Despite his favorite son status, New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 50 – 42 percent in an early look at the 2016 presidential race in the Garden State, measured in a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.
Secretary Clinton has double-digit leads over other possible Republican contenders, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds:
- 54 – 34 percent over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush;
- 55 – 35 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky;
- 57 – 34 percent over former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
There is a large gender gap in the Clinton-Christie matchup as women back the Democrat 54 – 38 percent, while men are divided with 47 percent for Christie and 44 percent for Clinton. She leads 85 – 10 percent among Democrats and 48 – 42 percent among independent voters. Republicans go to Christie 85 – 7 percent.”As Gov. Christopher Christie traipses around the nation, his presidential potential seems alive, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the adopted girl next door, easily beats him in his home state,” said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.”Gov. Christie does better against Clinton in New Jersey than the other Republicans. Here he looks like another Woodrow Wilson.”New Jersey voters give Clinton a 60 – 38 percent favorability rating. Christie gets a split 47 – 47 percent favorable score. The other Republicans all get mixed favorability ratings:
- 32 – 33 percent for Bush.
- 31 – 33 percent for Paul
- 34 – 31 percent for Huckabee.
New Jersey voters say 55 – 39 percent that Christie would not be a good president. Democrats say no 79 – 16 percent and independent voters agree 55 – 39 percent. Republicans say 72 – 23 percent that Christie would make a good president.Christie should run for president, 46 percent of voters say, while 49 percent say he should stay home.”His New Jersey neighbors don’t think Christie would be a good President and almost half of them don’t want him to run,” Carroll said. U.S. Senate Race.
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