November 27, 2012 - Sandy Response Sends New Jersey Gov Approval Sky-High, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Back Stricter Codes For Shore Rebuilding

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New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie did an "excellent" or "good" job responding to Hurricane Sandy, 95 percent of Garden State voters say, as they give the governor a 72 - 21 percent approval rating, the highest score Quinnipiac University ever measured for a New Jersey governor, according to a poll released today.

Today's score tops Christie's previous high 59 - 36 percent job approval in an April 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Even Democrats approve of the Republican governor 52 - 39 percent.

Voters approve 84 - 12 percent, including 69 - 28 percent among Republicans, of Christie's praise for President Barack Obama's actions after Sandy.

All political leaders and organizations receive positive grades for handling Sandy:
  • 91 percent excellent or good for first responders;
  • 64 percent excellent or good for utility companies;
  • 59 percent excellent or good for New Jersey Transit;
  • 78 percent excellent or good for the Red Cross;
  • 82 percent excellent or good for President Barack Obama.
"Gov. Christopher Christie never looked more like a 'Jersey Guy' than when he stood on the Seaside boardwalk after Sandy, and, just about unanimously, his New Jersey neighbors - Republicans, Democrats, Independents - applauded," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"The Gov gets sky-high marks from the cities, the Shore, from every corner of the state."

"'Nonsense,' say New Jerseyans, including two-thirds of Republicans, to the GOP fringe who object to Gov. Christie's post-storm embrace of President Barack Obama," Carroll added.

Despite the ravages of Sandy, a total of 65 percent of New Jersey voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with life in the state, the highest satisfaction rate in 12 years.

By a 61 - 35 percent margin, voters are optimistic about the next four years with Barack Obama as president. Voters say 50 - 23 percent the economy will be better in four years.

Voter estimates for getting the Jersey Shore back to normal after Sandy are:
  • 8 percent say it will take less than one year;
  • 46 percent say one to three years;
  • 31 percent expect it to take three to five years;
  • 8 percent say more than five years;
  • 5 percent say never.
If they had to choose, voters say 61 - 21 percent, with strong support from every region, that state taxes rather than local taxes should be used to pay for Sandy recovery. The state should rebuild seashore boardwalks, voters say 76 - 20 percent, also with strong support from every region.

Owners should be allowed to rebuild property damaged or destroyed by Sandy, but with stricter building codes to protect against future storms, 70 percent of New Jersey voters, including 75 percent of Shore voters, say. Only 18 percent say owners should be allowed to build with no new codes and 9 percent say there should be no rebuilding.

Large storms such as Sandy and Irene are the result of climate change, New Jersey voters say 64 - 31 percent. By a narrow 47 - 44 percent, voters say climate change is caused mainly by burning fossil fuels.

"Rebuilding will take a few years, most New Jerseyans agree. Voters throughout the state think Trenton should help pay to restore the boardwalks and they'd like Trenton, not local communities, to pick up the overall bill," Carroll said.

From November 19 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,664 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              72%    95%    52%    77%    75%    70%    76%    55%    66%
Disapprove           21      4     39     16     19     23     19     38     23
DK/NA                 7      1     10      7      6      7      5      7     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              70%    74%    65%    76%    70%    77%
Disapprove           25     19     25     19     24     16
DK/NA                 5      8     10      5      6      7
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Approve              67%    68%    80%    72%    77%    61%    
Disapprove           21     25     17     22     17     32     
DK/NA                11      7      3      6      6      7     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christopher Christie is handling his job as Governor? (*Low also 44% Jun 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Oct 17  Sep 05  Jul 17  May 16  Nov 27  Jun 21
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011*
                                                                     
Approve              72      56      53      54      57      72      44
Disapprove           21      38      42      39      38      21      47
DK/NA                 7       7       5       7       6       7      10
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              30%    28%    31%    31%    33%    27%    30%    35%    21%
Disapprove           21     27     17     20     24     17     22     14     19
DK/NA                50     45     53     49     43     56     47     51     60
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              31%    29%    29%    32%    28%    32%
Disapprove           22     20     16     17     26     18
DK/NA                47     52     55     52     47     50
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Approve              27%    27%    30%    34%    32%    32%    
Disapprove           20     18     16     29     21     25     
DK/NA                53     55     54     37     47     43     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate President? (* Low also 23% Oct 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Sep 05  Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Nov 27  Nov 16
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011*
                                                                     
Approve              30      26      27      25      27      30      23
Disapprove           21      23      24      25      27      21      28
DK/NA                50      51      48      49      46      50      50
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    17%    30%    23%    24%    23%    21%    36%    25%
Disapprove           16     25      8     17     21     11     18     10      7
DK/NA                61     58     62     61     56     66     61     54     68
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              24%    23%    32%    25%    19%    23%
Disapprove           17     15      9     14     19     16
DK/NA                59     62     59     61     62     60
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Approve              25%    27%    18%    20%    22%    27%    
Disapprove           13     15     16     14     20     18     
DK/NA                62     58     66     66     58     55     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheila Oliver is handling her job as Assembly Speaker? (*High also 24% Jan 2012, Jun 2011, **Low also 19% Aug 2010, Nov 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Sep 05  Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Feb 29  Nov 16
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012*   2011**
 
Approve              23      22      22      20      23      24      19
Disapprove           16      16      19      19      19      20      21
DK/NA                61      61      59      61      58      57      60
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              40%    37%    46%    37%    41%    39%    39%    48%    44%
Disapprove           33     38     25     36     37     29     35     25     28
DK/NA                27     25     29     26     22     32     26     26     28
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              39%    41%    48%    44%    36%    37%
Disapprove           37     30     23     29     37     34
DK/NA                24     30     29     27     26     29
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Approve              47%    41%    42%    36%    37%    42%    
Disapprove           24     35     33     32     36     37     
DK/NA                30     25     25     33     27     22     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job? (*Low also 25% Dec 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jul 17  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Nov 27  Aug 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2011*
                                                                     
Approve              40      31      33      31      30      40      25
Disapprove           33      45      44      47      46      33      55
DK/NA                27      24      23      22      24      27      20
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              45%    42%    51%    41%    46%    44%    42%    55%    50%
Disapprove           33     38     26     36     36     30     36     28     25
DK/NA                23     20     23     23     19     26     22     18     25
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              44%    45%    50%    52%    39%    43%
Disapprove           36     30     25     26     39     34
DK/NA                19     25     25     22     22     22
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Approve              51%    43%    48%    43%    42%    40%    
Disapprove           23     34     32     37     35     39     
DK/NA                26     23     20     21     23     20     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jul 17  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 16  Nov 27  Aug 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    2012    2011
                                                                     
Approve              45      34      36      33      32      45      27
Disapprove           33      45      46      50      47      33      57
DK/NA                23      21      19      17      21      23      16
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              59%    14%    95%    55%    58%    61%    50%    96%    80%
Disapprove           38     84      4     41     40     36     47      3     14
DK/NA                 3      2      1      4      2      3      2      1      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              60%    59%    66%    63%    59%    53%
Disapprove           38     38     33     33     39     44
DK/NA                 2      3      1      4      2      3
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Approve              75%    59%    51%    65%    49%    66%    
Disapprove           21     38     48     33     47     31     
DK/NA                 3      3      2      2      3      2     
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jul 18  May 16  Apr 12  Feb 29  Jun 10  Oct 13
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              59      51      53      51      51      68      43
Disapprove           38      45      43      46      45      25      52
DK/NA                 3       4       4       3       4       7       5
 
 
22. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        8%    13%     4%     7%     7%     8%     9%     4%     3%
Smwht satisfied      57     66     53     57     60     54     59     57     57
Smwht dissatisfied   26     16     34     25     25     27     24     29     24
Very dissatisfied     9      5      9     10      9      9      7      7     14
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      -      2      1      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        6%     9%     4%     6%     8%    12%
Smwht satisfied      54     59     62     60     52     60
Smwht dissatisfied   30     23     30     24     28     21
Very dissatisfied     9      9      4      9     12      6
DK/NA                 -      2      -      2      1      1
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Very satisfied        7%     6%     8%     4%    15%     4%    
Smwht satisfied      57     56     61     57     53     54     
Smwht dissatisfied   25     26     19     31     25     30     
Very dissatisfied    10     10     10      8      6     11     
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      -      -     
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New Jersey today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (*High also 71% Feb 1999)
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Sep 05  Jul 17  May 16  Apr 11  Dec 26  Jun 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2000*   2010
 
Very satisfied        8       6       5       5       8      10       2
Smwht satisfied      57      50      43      47      45      61      22
Smwht dissatisfied   26      30      32      29      30      21      36
Very dissatisfied     9      13      19      18      16       7      39
DK/NA                 1       1       1       -       1       1       1
 
 
24. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Barack Obama as president?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Optimistic           61%    21%    92%    57%    61%    61%    53%    89%    79%
Pessimistic          35     77      6     36     35     35     44      5     15
DK/NA                 4      2      2      6      4      4      3      6      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Optimistic           62%    60%    72%    64%    62%    51%
Pessimistic          35     35     25     31     36     44
DK/NA                 2      5      4      5      2      5
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Optimistic           76%    63%    50%    66%    52%    67%    
Pessimistic          21     33     45     29     45     29     
DK/NA                 2      4      5      5      3      4     
 
 
25. By the end of Barack Obama's second term in office, do you expect the economy to be better than it is today, worse than it is today, or about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Better               50%    13%    82%    45%    51%    50%    42%    88%    68%
Worse                23     52      2     24     22     24     28      5     10
About the same       25     34     14     30     27     23     28      8     20
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      1      2      2      -      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Better               54%    48%    56%    54%    49%    45%
Worse                22     24     19     18     23     31
About the same       23     27     23     26     27     21
DK/NA                 1      2      1      2      1      3
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Better               61%    51%    45%    54%    43%    56%    
Worse                12     24     27     19     29     20     
About the same       24     23     26     27     27     23     
DK/NA                 3      2      2      1      1      1     
 
 
30. How would you rate - the first responders' overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            58%    59%    58%    59%    57%    59%    63%    48%    45%
Good                 33     32     34     33     36     31     29     43     40
Not so good           4      3      4      4      3      5      2      5     11
Poor                  1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2      3
DK/NA                 4      5      3      3      3      4      4      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            62%    55%    53%    59%    62%    52%
Good                 32     34     41     31     31     36
Not so good           2      5      2      6      2      5
Poor                  1      1      2      1      1      1
DK/NA                 3      4      1      2      4      7
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            56%    55%    52%    61%    64%    62%    
Good                 36     33     39     31     30     32     
Not so good           5      5      2      4      3      3     
Poor                  -      2      1      2      1      1     
DK/NA                 3      4      5      3      3      2     
 
 
31. How would you rate - the utility companies' overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            19%    19%    19%    19%    18%    20%    19%    18%    19%
Good                 45     47     43     48     47     44     45     41     45
Not so good          21     21     24     17     20     22     20     25     21
Poor                 13     13     12     15     14     13     13     14     15
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      1      2      2      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            15%    21%    19%    20%    19%    17%
Good                 45     45     49     42     48     42
Not so good          24     19     22     22     18     24
Poor                 15     13     10     15     15     12
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      1      5
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            17%    17%    14%    24%    23%    22%    
Good                 45     47     41     52     39     40     
Not so good          25     20     21     16     24     21     
Poor                 12     13     24      7     12     14     
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      3     
 
 
32. How would you rate - New Jersey Transit's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            14%    15%    12%    15%    14%    14%    14%    17%    17%
Good                 45     48     46     44     46     45     45     54     43
Not so good          18     13     20     17     16     19     17     12     21
Poor                  7      6      9      6      9      6      7      6      8
DK/NA                16     18     13     18     16     16     18     11     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            12%    15%    15%    15%    13%    12%
Good                 44     46     56     48     44     40
Not so good          20     16     21     17     15     20
Poor                  9      6      4      6     10      6
DK/NA                15     17      4     14     18     23
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            12%    11%    13%    18%    16%    16%    
Good                 49     44     41     47     47     44     
Not so good          23     21     14     13     15     16     
Poor                 10      8      8      3      5      7     
DK/NA                 5     16     23     18     17     17     
 
 
33. How would you rate - the Red Cross's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            33%    30%    36%    30%    32%    33%    32%    42%    34%
Good                 45     42     47     47     45     44     42     48     53
Not so good           8     10      3     11      7      9      9      3      7
Poor                  4      4      4      4      5      4      4      3      4
DK/NA                11     13     10      8     11     10     13      3      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            28%    35%    38%    30%    34%    30%
Good                 48     43     49     49     44     40
Not so good           9      7      3      8      8     10
Poor                  5      4      2      5      4      6
DK/NA                11     10      7      9     11     14
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            39%    31%    23%    37%    34%    35%    
Good                 42     46     46     49     40     43     
Not so good           9      8      9      5      9      7     
Poor                  4      4      6      4      5      5     
DK/NA                 7     11     16      6     12     10     
 
 
34. How would you rate - President Obama's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            39%    16%    63%    33%    37%    41%    36%    62%    47%
Good                 43     43     34     51     46     40     43     33     46
Not so good           8     21      1      8      8      9     11      2      3
Poor                  7     17      2      7      8      7      8      3      2
DK/NA                 2      3      -      2      1      2      2      -      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            42%    37%    32%    42%    40%    40%
Good                 43     44     55     45     42     38
Not so good           7      9      8      3     10     12
Poor                  7      7      3      8      7      9
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      2
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            52%    39%    31%    45%    33%    45%    
Good                 38     44     47     42     45     42     
Not so good           5      9     10      4     13      7     
Poor                  3      7     10      7      8      6     
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      2      -     
 
 
35. How would you rate - Governor Cuomo's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            17%    13%    21%    15%    17%    17%    17%    20%    20%
Good                 46     45     47     46     47     45     45     43     48
Not so good          13     19      9     13     12     13     13     11     12
Poor                  6      7      3      5      6      5      5      9      7
DK/NA                19     15     19     21     19     19     20     17     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            21%    14%     8%    17%    18%    19%
Good                 49     44     54     45     45     43
Not so good          11     14      9     12     13     15
Poor                  5      6      5      8      5      4
DK/NA                15     22     24     18     18     18
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            24%    19%    17%    12%    12%    18%    
Good                 53     45     46     37     50     47     
Not so good           8     14     15     13     11     11     
Poor                  6      5      5      6      7      4     
DK/NA                 8     17     18     32     21     19     
 
 
36. How would you rate - Governor Christie's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            59%    63%    57%    60%    56%    61%    62%    48%    53%
Good                 36     33     36     36     40     33     34     41     38
Not so good           3      3      4      2      2      3      2      3      5
Poor                  1      -      2      1      2      1      1      4      3
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1      1      4      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            61%    57%    51%    59%    60%    60%
Good                 36     37     38     39     34     36
Not so good           2      3      8      -      2      2
Poor                  1      2      1      -      2      -
DK/NA                 -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            62%    56%    61%    55%    63%    60%    
Good                 34     38     35     39     34     38     
Not so good           2      4      3      3      1      1     
Poor                  1      1      1      2      2      1     
DK/NA                 2      2      1      1      -      1     
 
 
37. How would you rate - Mayor Bloomberg's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            20%    16%    24%    20%    20%    20%    19%    22%    29%
Good                 45     39     50     45     45     45     43     55     43
Not so good          15     19     11     16     15     16     16     11     14
Poor                  9     16      6      6      9      9     10      6      8
DK/NA                11     10      9     12     10     11     12      6      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Excellent            24%    18%    20%    19%    20%    21%
Good                 46     45     45     47     46     41
Not so good          14     16     12     15     15     19
Poor                  8      9     13      9      9      6
DK/NA                 8     12     10     10     10     13
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Excellent            32%    21%    21%    14%    15%    23%    
Good                 47     47     43     40     46     43     
Not so good          10     17     18     13     17     14     
Poor                  6      8      8     12     11      8     
DK/NA                 5      7     10     21     11     12     
 
 
38. Who do you think did the best job handling the recovery from Hurricane Sandy: Governor Cuomo, Governor Christie, Mayor Bloomberg, or President Obama?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Cuomo                 3%     2%     4%     3%     3%     3%     3%     3%     6%
Christie             68     88     48     73     68     67     75     43     53
Bloomberg             5      2      6      5      4      5      4      1      5
Obama                15      3     32      9     16     15     10     48     24
NONE (VOL)            2      2      1      2      2      2      2      1      2
DK/NA                 7      4      9      8      8      7      7      6     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Cuomo                 4%     3%     2%     4%     3%     3%
Christie             67     68     67     71     68     64
Bloomberg             6      4      9      4      4      4
Obama                13     17     14     14     16     17
NONE (VOL)            2      1      -      1      3      1
DK/NA                 8      7      7      6      7     11
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Cuomo                 4%     4%     3%     1%     1%     4%    
Christie             55     67     76     66     74     65     
Bloomberg            10      5      4      2      3      3     
Obama                18     16      9     17     16     17     
NONE (VOL)            -      2      2      2      2      3     
DK/NA                13      6      5     12      4      8     
 
 
39. Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Christie praising President Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              84%    69%    94%    86%    87%    82%    82%    93%    87%
Disapprove           12     28      3     10     10     13     14      4      7
DK/NA                 4      3      3      4      3      5      4      4      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              87%    82%    85%    87%    86%    77%
Disapprove           10     13     13      9      9     18
DK/NA                 2      5      2      4      5      4
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Approve              91%    83%    82%    83%    83%    87%    
Disapprove            5     12     14     12     14      9     
DK/NA                 3      5      4      5      3      5     
 
 
40. How long do you think it will be before things get back to normal for the New Jersey shore; less than a year, one to less than three years, three to five years, more than five years, or never?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
< 1 year              8%     7%     8%     6%     9%     6%     6%     9%    15%
1 to 3 years         46     49     45     45     46     46     45     46     52
3 to 5 years         31     29     31     34     30     33     34     29     21
> 5 years             8      7      8      8      8      7      8     10      9
Never                 5      6      6      5      5      5      6      4      3
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      1      2      2      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
< 1 year              7%     8%    11%     8%     7%     7%
1 to 3 years         46     46     56     46     47     39
3 to 5 years         32     31     20     33     32     36
> 5 years             9      7      7      7      9      7
Never                 4      7      5      6      4      8
DK/NA                 2      2      2      -      2      3
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
< 1 year             10%     8%     5%     7%     8%     8%    
1 to 3 years         52     47     38     48     45     46     
3 to 5 years         23     31     36     31     35     33     
> 5 years             8      6     12      6      9      7     
Never                 5      5      8      6      4      6     
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      1      1     
 
 
41. To help pay for the recovery from Hurricane Sandy, if you had to choose, would you rather see state taxes or local taxes increased?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
State taxes          61%    54%    66%    61%    59%    63%    62%    49%    62%
Local taxes          21     24     18     21     23     19     20     30     24
NEITHER (VOL)        14     18     11     13     14     14     13     14     13
DK/NA                 5      4      5      4      5      5      4      7      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
State taxes          62%    60%    69%    55%    61%    62%
Local taxes          23     20     26     28     20     12
NEITHER (VOL)        12     15      4     14     15     17
DK/NA                 3      5      1      3      4      8
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
State taxes          62%    63%    58%    50%    67%    63%    
Local taxes          20     19     23     27     18     21     
NEITHER (VOL)        15     12     15     17     12     13     
DK/NA                 3      6      4      6      3      3     
 
 
42. Do you think the state government should help to pay for rebuilding the boardwalks on the New Jersey shore, or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes, help pay        76%    72%    83%    72%    74%    77%    74%    80%    82%
No                   20     25     13     23     23     17     22     15     14
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      3      6      4      6      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes, help pay        75%    76%    83%    77%    74%    73%
No                   22     19     13     21     21     22
DK/NA                 3      5      4      2      5      5
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Yes, help pay        80%    75%    69%    75%    80%    77%    
No                   15     21     26     21     17     20     
DK/NA                 5      5      4      3      3      3     
 
 
43. If a home or business was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, do you think: A) The owner should be prevented from ever building on that site again, as long as they are reimbursed, or B) The owner should be allowed to build with stricter building codes to protect the property against future storms, or C) The owner should be allowed to rebuild their property as it was before?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
A)Prevent rebuilding  9%     6%    12%     7%     9%     9%     9%     9%     9%
B)Allow w/new codes  70     70     70     70     67     73     71     76     65
C)Allow as before    18     22     15     19     21     15     17     14     25
DK/NA                 3      3      2      4      3      3      3      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
A)Prevent rebuilding  9%     9%     9%     7%     9%    11%
B)Allow w/new codes  76     66     57     71     75     70
C)Allow as before    13     21     33     20     14     13
DK/NA                 2      3      1      2      2      7
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
A)Prevent rebuilding 11%     8%    14%     8%     6%    12%    
B)Allow w/new codes  72     72     70     59     75     65     
C)Allow as before    16     17     13     29     17     20     
DK/NA                 2      4      2      4      1      3     
 
 
44. Do you believe we are experiencing large storms such as Sandy and Irene more frequently as a result of climate change, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Climate change       64%    39%    82%    64%    59%    69%    59%    81%    73%
Don't think so       31     53     14     31     35     26     35     17     23
DK/NA                 5      8      4      5      5      5      6      2      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Climate change       68%    62%    67%    69%    65%    57%
Don't think so       28     33     30     28     30     35
DK/NA                 4      6      3      3      5      8
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Climate change       73%    67%    62%    61%    57%    68%    
Don't think so       23     27     34     35     37     26     
DK/NA                 3      6      3      4      7      6     
 
 
45. Do you believe climate change is mainly caused by the burning of oil, gas and other fuels, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Burning fuels        47%    20%    67%    47%    48%    46%    41%    57%    64%
Don't think so       44     72     23     45     46     43     50     29     30
DK/NA                 9      8      9      8      6     12      9     14      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS............
                     Yes    No     18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Burning fuels        52%    43%    66%    47%    45%    36%
Don't think so       41     47     32     44     46     49
DK/NA                 7     10      2      9      8     15
 
                                          Philly        Union  
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHlds 
 
Burning fuels        52%    48%    42%    48%    42%    48%    
Don't think so       40     40     51     45     50     44     
DK/NA                 7     12      7      7      8      8     
 

Demographic Summary