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Toplines - Christie - June 14, 2010

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New Jersey State Survey of 500 Likely Voters 

Conducted June 14, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports





1* How do you rate the way Governor Chris Christie has handled the New Jersey budget crisis….excellent, good, fair or poor?


       27% Excellent
       19% Good
       17% Fair
       36% Poor

         1% Not sure



2* If the state legislature does not agree to the reduced budget proposed by Governor Christie, the governor says he will shut down non-essential state government services on July 1. If the budget is not passed by July 1, do you favor or oppose a shutdown of non-essential state services?


       47% Favor
       35% Oppose

       18% Not sure


3* Do you favor or oppose an amendment to the state constitution that would cap personal property tax increases in New Jersey?


       46% Favor
       30% Oppose

       25% Not sure


4* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?  


      19% Yes
      64% No
      17% Not sure


5* Is The Tea Party movement good for the country or bad for the country?


       45% Good
       33% Bad

       16% Neither
        7% Not sure


6* Which is a bigger problem in New Jersey — that voters are unwilling to pay enough in taxes or that the politicians are unwilling to control government spending?


         8% Voters are unwilling to pay enough in taxes
       82% That the politicians are unwilling to control government spending
        10% Not sure



7* How would you rate the job Chris Christie has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?


       33% Strongly approve

       18% Somewhat approve

       14% Somewhat disapprove

       31% Strongly disapprove

         3% Not sure


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