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Toplines - Christie and Teachers - April 13, 2010

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New Jersey State Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted April 13, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the recent budget dispute between Governor Christie and the teachers union?

55% Very closely
35% Somewhat closely
7% Not very closely
2% Not at all

1% Not sure

2* Governor Christie’s proposed budget calls for approximately $820 million less in local school aid. To help make up this deficit in funding do you favor or oppose a one year pay freeze on administrators, teachers and school workers salaries?

65% Favor

28% Oppose
7% Not sure

3* Are teachers’ unions more interested in the quality of education or in protecting their members’ jobs?

24% More interested in the quality of education

66% Protecting their members jobs
10% Not sure

4* Do public employee unions put a significant strain on New Jersey’s budget?

52% Yes
28% No
20% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence