Toplines - Christie and Teachers - April 13, 2010
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?
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
their members jobs
10% Not sure
4* Do public employee unions put a significant strain on New Jersey’s budget?
20% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence