Wednesday, January 24, 2007

New NJ Quinnipiac poll

Some interesting bits from a Quinnipiac University poll released today:

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has an evenly split 42 - 42 percent overall approval and a negative 30 - 51 percent approval on his handling of the property tax issue. The State Legislature gets a negative 27 - 54 percent overall approval and an even bigger negative 16 - 62 percent approval for its handling of the property tax issue.
"New Jersey voters are clearly skeptical that Gov. Corzine and the State Legislature will provide meaningful property tax relief this year. Despite apparent agreement on a plan, only about a third of voters say property tax reform is likely this year and a majority disapprove of the way both the Governor and Legislature are handling the issue," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

There is a 46 - 46 percent split among voters on whether public employees should be required to pay more into their health insurance plans and to accept a reduction in retirement benefits.

Most people asked -- by a 53 - 34 percent margin -- oppose the Governor's proposal to sell or lease the New Jersey Turnpike or the Garden State Parkway as a way to reduce state debt and provide money for property tax relief.

Civil unions for same sex couples are ok, by a 54 - 41 percent margin. But most voters (49 - 45 percent), don't think mayors, county clerks and judges should be legally required to perform civil union ceremonies.

And as for the proposed repeal of the death penalty . . . voters oppose that by a 53 - 41 percent margin.

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