January 23, 2013 - New Jersey Voters Back Christie's Rap On GOP 5-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Tell Lautenberg To Step Aside

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Gov. Christopher Christie was right to criticize Congressional Republicans for delaying a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief, New Jersey voters say 79 - 15 percent, including 70 - 22 percent among Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters approve 74 - 21 percent of the job Gov. Christie is doing, his highest job score ever and matching New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as having the highest job approval of any governor in the states surveyed by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Christie's approval is 93 - 4 percent among Republicans, 56 - 37 percent among Democrats and 78 - 18 percent among independent voters. Men approve 79 - 18 percent while women approve 69 - 24 percent.

The governor deserves reelection, voters say 68 - 24 percent, with Democrats at 47 - 43 percent. Christie leads possible Democratic challengers by margins of 2-1 or higher:
  • 59 - 30 percent over State Sen. Richard Codey;
  • 63 - 22 percent over State Sen. Barbara Buono;
  • 61 - 25 percent over State Senate President Stephen Sweeney.
In these hypothetical matchups, Christie takes 30 to 35 percent of the Democratic vote.

"'Give 'em hell, Chris!' New Jersey voters say about Gov. Christopher Christie's attack on House Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans when they delayed the vote on Superstorm Sandy relief," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Overwhelming support for their Jersey Guy Gov from every group in every corner of the state translates into a sky-high approval rating matched only by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 2016 - here we come."

"First, of course, Gov. Christie has to get reelected this year. Right now, it doesn't look like a problem," Carroll added.

"The Democratic establishment is starting to line up behind State Sen. Barbara Buono, but she's the weakest of the three top Democrats against Christie. She trails Sen. Richard Codey almost 3-1 in the primary. She's neck and neck with State Senate President Stephen Sweeney."

Codey leads the Democratic primary pack with 28 percent, with Buono and Sweeney at 10 percent each. Early in the election cycle, 43 percent of Democrats are undecided.

U.S. Senate Race

In an early look at the 2014 Democratic U.S. Senate primary, Newark Mayor Cory Booker leads incumbent Sen. Frank Lautenberg 51 - 30 percent.

New Jersey voters approve 50 - 34 percent of the job Sen. Lautenberg is doing, but say 45 - 36 percent he does not deserve to be reelected.

Only 21 percent of voters say Lautenberg's age gives him the wisdom and experience to do a good job as a U.S. Senator, while 71 percent say his age makes the work too difficult.

Lautenberg gets a 42 - 32 percent favorability rating, compared to 54 - 16 percent for Booker. Booker gets a higher likability score among every group measured.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez gets a 51 - 33 percent job approval.

"Nothing but positive scores for Newark Mayor Cory Booker. U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg gets an OK job-approval rating and favorability, but voters don't think he should seek six more years in the Senate," Carroll said.

From January 15 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,647 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 616 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points.

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

1. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Codey, Barbara Buono, and Stephen Sweeney, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Codey                28%    32%    26%
Buono                10     10      9
Sweeney              10     13      8
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       5      5      5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      5      5
DK/NA                43     35     47
 
TREND: (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Codey, Barbara Buono, and Stephen Sweeney, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                     Jan 23  Nov 28
                     2013    2012
 
Codey                28      12
Buono                10       4
Sweeney              10      na
Booker               na      41
Greenwald            na       1
Wisniewski           na       1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       5       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5       3
DK/NA                43      36
 
 
2. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Frank Lautenberg and Cory Booker, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Lautenberg           30%    30%    29%
Booker               51     52     51
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      2
DK/NA                16     14     17
 
 
3. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Codey the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Codey                30%     5%    58%    21%    26%    33%    24%    59%    38%
Christie             59     91     30     65     64     53     65     29     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      -      1      -      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      -      5
DK/NA                10      4     11     12      8     12     10     10     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Codey                35%    26%    36%    25%    30%    41%    27%    30%    26%
Christie             55     61     50     63     62     40     67     59     62
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      1      -      -      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      2      -      1      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 9     11     12     10      7     17      5     10     11
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Codey the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 23  Nov 28  Oct 17
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Codey                30      30      41
Christie             59      57      47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       -
DK/NA                10      12      11
 
 
4. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Barbara Buono the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Buono                22%     3%    48%    12%    19%    25%    17%    49%    29%
Christie             63     93     35     70     70     57     71     30     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      2      2      1      1      -      6
DK/NA                13      3     16     14      9     16     11     20     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Buono                25%    20%    28%    16%    22%    35%    20%    21%    18%
Christie             61     64     54     69     67     46     69     64     67
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      1      1      -      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      2      -      1      2      1      1      1
DK/NA                13     13     16     13      9     17      9     13     13
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Barbara Buono the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Jan 23  Nov 28  Oct 17
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Buono                22      23      33
Christie             63      61      49
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       1
DK/NA                13      14      17
 
 
5. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Stephen Sweeney the Democrat and Christopher Christie the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Sweeney              25%     3%    51%    16%    21%    28%    18%    50%    35%
Christie             61     91     34     67     66     56     68     31     50
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      3      3      2      2      2      7
DK/NA                11      6     12     12      9     14     11     15      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Sweeney              25%    25%    34%    19%    21%    42%    20%    24%    20%
Christie             60     61     52     66     67     41     69     61     66
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      2      2      3      2      2      2
DK/NA                12     11     12     13      9     13      9     12     12
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            69%    90%    51%    74%    73%    66%    75%    47%    61%
Unfavorable          21      5     36     18     19     23     19     35     25
Hvn't hrd enough      6      4      7      4      5      7      4     12     13
REFUSED               4      2      6      4      3      5      3      6      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Christopher Christie favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 23  Nov 28  Sep 05  May 16  Jun 17  Jan 23  Aug 12
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2010    2013    2008
                                                                     
Favorable            69      67      52      53      42      69      21
Unfavorable          21      22      42      39      40      21       7
Hvn't hrd enough      6       7       4       7      17       6      69
REFUSED               4       4       2       2       1       4       2
 
 
7. Is your opinion of Stephen Sweeney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            16%    10%    22%    15%    19%    14%    16%    21%    13%
Unfavorable          18     26      9     21     24     12     22      5      9
Hvn't hrd enough     64     62     67     63     55     73     61     72     77
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      2      1      1      1      -
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Richard Codey favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            37%    27%    45%    35%    39%    35%    39%    36%    28%
Unfavorable          13     28      3     12     17     10     15      3      6
Hvn't hrd enough     49     42     50     51     43     54     44     58     65
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      2      2      1      2      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Richard Codey favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jan 23  Nov 28
                     2013    2012
 
Favorable            37      35
Unfavorable          13      13
Hvn't hrd enough     49      51
REFUSED               2       1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Barbara Buono favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable             8%     2%    17%     6%     8%     8%     7%    17%     7%
Unfavorable           9     19      2      9     14      5     11      -      4
Hvn't hrd enough     82     78     81     85     77     86     82     82     89
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Barbara Buono favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Jan 23  Nov 28
                     2013    2012
 
Favorable             8       8
Unfavorable           9       7
Hvn't hrd enough     82      84
REFUSED               -       1
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Cory Booker favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            54%    39%    68%    51%    54%    55%    54%    63%    44%
Unfavorable          16     27      5     18     21     11     18     11     13
Hvn't hrd enough     29     32     26     29     24     33     27     25     43
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      2      1      2      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Cory Booker favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jan 23  Nov 28  Sep 05
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Favorable            54      52      49
Unfavorable          16      13      11
Hvn't hrd enough     29      33      38
REFUSED               2       1       1
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Frank Lautenberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            42%    19%    62%    38%    41%    42%    41%    54%    32%
Unfavorable          32     58     12     36     38     27     38     14     22
Hvn't hrd enough     23     21     24     23     18     28     19     29     45
REFUSED               3      2      2      4      3      3      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Frank Lautenberg favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jan 23  Jun 11
                     2013    2008
 
Favorable            42      40
Unfavorable          32      31
Hvn't hrd enough     23      26
REFUSED               3       4
 
 
12. 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              74%    93%    56%    78%    79%    69%    78%    56%    65%
Disapprove           21      4     37     18     18     24     18     33     26
DK/NA                 5      3      7      4      3      7      4     10      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              70%    76%    68%    80%    75%    57%    76%    76%    79%
Disapprove           25     18     26     16     22     40     20     20     13
DK/NA                 4      6      6      4      3      3      4      5      8
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Approve              62%    76%    82%    68%    79%    66%
Disapprove           28     21     15     27     14     29
DK/NA                 9      3      4      5      7      5
 
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
                     Jan 23  Nov 27  Oct 17  Sep 05  Jul 17  Jan 23  Jun 21
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2013    2011*
                                                                     
Approve              74      72      56      53      54      74      44
Disapprove           21      21      38      42      39      21      47
DK/NA                 5       7       7       5       7       5      10
 
 
13. 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%    17%    43%    27%    32%    28%    28%    39%    32%
Disapprove           25     39     15     26     31     19     27     15     22
DK/NA                45     44     42     47     37     53     45     46     47
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Approve              30%    26%    27%    39%    29%    37%
Disapprove           22     20     32     30     25     27
DK/NA                48     54     41     31     46     36
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Stephen Sweeney is handling his job as State Senate President? (*High also 30% Nov 2012, **Low also 23% Oct 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 23  Nov 27  Sep 05  Jul 17  May 16  Jan 23  Nov 16
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2013*   2011**
                                                                     
Approve              30      30      26      27      25      30      23
Disapprove           25      21      23      24      25      25      28
DK/NA                45      50      51      48      49      45      50
 
 
14. 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              21%    13%    30%    20%    21%    21%    18%    41%    19%
Disapprove           18     30      9     19     25     11     20      6     19
DK/NA                61     57     61     61     53     67     62     52     62
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Approve              22%    24%    17%    25%    15%    23%
Disapprove           18     15     22     15     22     20
DK/NA                60     61     61     60     63     57
 
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
                     Jan 23  Nov 27  Sep 05  Jul 17  May 16  Feb 29  Nov 16
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012*   2011**
 
Approve              21      23      22      22      20      24      19
Disapprove           18      16      16      19      19      20      21
DK/NA                61      61      61      59      61      57      60
 
 
15. 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              37%    34%    44%    33%    36%    39%    37%    40%    30%
Disapprove           38     46     29     43     46     31     40     35     34
DK/NA                25     20     27     24     19     30     23     25     36
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Approve              34%    39%    37%    38%    36%    42%
Disapprove           34     35     42     42     40     38
DK/NA                32     26     21     20     24     21
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state assembly is handling its job? (*Low also 25% Dec 2010)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 23  Nov 27  Jul 17  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 27  Aug 17
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011*
 
Approve              37      40      31      33      31      40      25
Disapprove           38      33      45      44      47      33      55
DK/NA                25      27      24      23      22      27      20
 
 
16. 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              40%    35%    46%    36%    40%    40%    38%    48%    38%
Disapprove           39     46     30     45     46     33     42     31     38
DK/NA                21     18     24     19     15     27     20     21     24
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Approve              39%    41%    37%    39%    40%    43%
Disapprove           34     37     45     42     40     41
DK/NA                27     23     18     18     20     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state senate is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 23  Nov 27  Jul 17  Feb 29  Jan 18  Nov 27  Aug 17
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              40      45      34      36      33      45      27
Disapprove           39      33      45      46      50      33      57
DK/NA                21      23      21      19      17      23      16
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    21%    76%    48%    48%    54%    47%    67%    61%
Disapprove           33     63     10     38     40     27     39     11     24
DK/NA                15     16     14     15     11     19     14     22     15
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Approve              56%    54%    45%    57%    43%    58%
Disapprove           25     31     43     32     37     26
DK/NA                19     15     13     11     19     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Robert Menendez is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 23  Nov 28  Jul 18  May 16  Apr 12  Nov 28  Feb 20
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2008
                     
Approve              51      56      46      44      45      56      30
Disapprove           33      29      32      30      31      29      31
DK/NA                15      14      22      26      24      14      39
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              50%    26%    71%    47%    48%    53%    48%    59%    47%
Disapprove           34     60     11     39     41     27     38     20     24
DK/NA                16     13     17     14     11     20     13     21     29
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              55%    48%    54%    48%    51%    47%    53%    48%    55%
Disapprove           33     34     28     36     37     22     30     39     35
DK/NA                12     19     18     15     12     31     17     13     11
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Approve              62%    53%    44%    47%    45%    59%
Disapprove           21     31     46     35     36     30
DK/NA                16     16     10     17     19     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Frank Lautenberg is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High also 55% Sep 1999 & Jul 1999)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 23  Nov 28  Sep 05  Jul 18  May 16  Jul 27  Feb 20
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2000*   2008
 
Approve              50      49      44      44      46      55      39
Disapprove           34      33      36      36      34      22      31
DK/NA                16      19      20      20      20      23      29
 
 
19. 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              58%    12%    94%    54%    50%    64%    49%    94%    66%
Disapprove           39     83      5     42     47     32     47      6     27
DK/NA                 3      5      1      4      3      4      4      -      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              61%    55%    63%    54%    56%    61%    57%    57%    57%
Disapprove           36     41     32     43     43     33     42     40     39
DK/NA                 3      4      5      3      1      6      1      4      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jan 23  Nov 27  Jul 18  May 16  Apr 12  Jun 10  Oct 13
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              58      59      51      53      51      68      43
Disapprove           39      38      45      43      46      25      52
DK/NA                 3       3       4       4       3       7       5
 
 
20. Do you feel that Christopher Christie deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Deserves         68%    92%    47%    73%    72%    65%    74%    47%    59%
No/Does not          24      6     43     20     23     25     20     41     33
DK/NA                 7      2     10      6      5     10      6     12      9
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Yes/Deserves         55%    68%    80%    65%    75%    61%
No/Does not          32     26     13     31     16     32
DK/NA                12      6      7      4      9      6
 
TREND: Do you feel that Christopher Christie deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Jan 23  Nov 28  Oct 17
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Yes/Deserves         68      67      52
No/Does not          24      25      40
DK/NA                 7       9       8
 
 
21. Do you feel that Frank Lautenberg deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Deserves         36%    20%    48%    38%    38%    35%    35%    43%    30%
No/Does not          45     67     29     46     51     40     50     31     28
DK/NA                19     13     23     16     12     25     15     26     41
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Deserves         39%    34%    39%    36%    35%    48%    37%    34%    32%
No/Does not          48     43     38     46     52     18     43     51     54
DK/NA                12     23     23     18     13     34     20     15     14
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Yes/Deserves         39%    37%    32%    40%    32%    44%
No/Does not          35     44     56     42     50     42
DK/NA                25     19     12     18     18     14
 
TREND: Do you feel that Frank Lautenberg deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Jan 23  Feb 20  Sep 25  Jul 9
                     2013    2008    2007    2007
 
Yes/Deserves         36      32      36       31
No/Does not          45      40      46       42
DK/NA                19      28      18       27
 
 
22. If reelected next year, Frank Lautenberg would begin his next six-year term at age ninety. Do you think his age might make it too difficult for him to do the work required of a US Senator, or do you think his age helps him have the experience and wisdom to do a good job as a US Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Makes work difficult 71%    78%    70%    70%    71%    72%    73%    61%    72%
Experience/wisdom    21     13     24     23     22     20     19     33     17
DK/NA                 8      9      6      7      8      7      7      6     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Makes work difficult 73%    70%    66%    75%    76%    59%    74%    74%    72%
Experience/wisdom    19     22     25     18     19     35     20     18     18
DK/NA                 7      8      8      8      6      6      5      8     10
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Makes work difficult 67%    74%    72%    71%    70%    65%
Experience/wisdom    26     20     19     20     20     26
DK/NA                 7      6      9      8     10      9
 
 
23. Is your opinion of the Republican Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            29%    70%     7%    23%    31%    28%    33%     9%    32%
Unfavorable          57     23     82     59     59     56     55     73     49
Hvn't hrd enough     11      5     10     14      8     13      9     17     19
REFUSED               3      1      1      4      2      3      3      1      1
 
 
24. Is your opinion of the Democratic Party favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Favorable            46%     5%    85%    37%    40%    50%    38%    76%    52%
Unfavorable          42     85      9     46     51     34     50     13     32
Hvn't hrd enough      9      9      5     11      6     12      9      9     13
REFUSED               3      2      1      5      2      4      3      2      4
 
 
25. 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        6%     9%     4%     6%     6%     6%     6%     3%     8%
Smwht satisfied      52     60     50     49     51     53     53     55     47
Smwht dissatisfied   30     23     35     30     29     31     29     27     30
Very dissatisfied    11      8     10     14     13      9     11     13     15
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1      1      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very satisfied        3%     8%     7%     5%     5%    11%     3%     6%     7%
Smwht satisfied      54     51     49     55     55     54     58     46     57
Smwht dissatisfied   30     30     33     26     30     28     28     33     28
Very dissatisfied    11     11     10     13      9      8     10     15      7
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      -      -      1      1
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Very satisfied        7%     4%     8%     6%     7%     6%
Smwht satisfied      52     55     54     46     52     46
Smwht dissatisfied   32     29     27     33     30     35
Very dissatisfied     8     10     11     14     11     13
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      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
                     Jan 23  Nov 27  Sep 05  Jul 17  May 16  Dec 26  Jun 17
                     2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2000*   2010
 
Very satisfied        6       8       6       5       5      10       2
Smwht satisfied      52      57      50      43      47      61      22
Smwht dissatisfied   30      26      30      32      29      21      36
Very dissatisfied    11       9      13      19      18       7      39
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       -       1       1
 
 
26. Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November 2013, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democratic Party     48%     3%    91%    39%    43%    52%    39%    88%    57%
Republican Party     39     94      4     37     44     34     48      2     27
DK/NA                13      3      5     24     13     14     14     10     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Democratic Party     52%    45%    56%    42%    47%    57%    48%    47%    44%
Republican Party     38     40     29     44     44     29     42     41     39
DK/NA                11     15     16     14      8     14     10     13     17
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Democratic Party     62%    51%    37%    52%    35%    55%
Republican Party     24     38     48     37     47     30
DK/NA                14     11     15     11     19     15
 
TREND: Which party would you like to see control the New Jersey State Legislature after the elections in November 2013, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?
                     Jan 23  Nov 28
                     2013    2012
 
Democratic Party     48      45
Republican Party     39      38
DK/NA                13      17
 
 
43. 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            61%    70%    56%    62%    62%    60%    66%    49%    46%
Good                 33     23     37     33     33     33     30     41     43
Not so good           3      4      4      2      2      4      3      5      6
Poor                  2      1      3      2      2      2      1      5      3
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      -      -      -      -      2
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Excellent            58%    61%    61%    61%    66%    62%
Good                 34     33     35     33     30     33
Not so good           5      4      1      4      2      3
Poor                  4      1      3      2      1      2
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1      -
 
TREND: How would you rate Governor Christie's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Jan 23  Nov 27
                     2013    2012
 
Excellent            61      59
Good                 33      36
Not so good           3       3
Poor                  2       1
DK/NA                 -       1
 
 
44. How would you rate - House Speaker John Boehner's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             4%     7%     3%     5%     6%     3%     4%     4%     4%
Good                 21     33     13     20     22     20     21     18     23
Not so good          27     32     26     27     28     27     28     26     22
Poor                 35     17     45     37     38     32     35     36     28
DK/NA                13     12     13     12      7     18     11     15     22
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Excellent             3%     3%     4%     7%     5%     3%
Good                 21     21     18     22     21     19
Not so good          23     30     31     24     28     25
Poor                 37     32     37     39     31     39
DK/NA                16     14     10      8     15     13
 
 
45. How would you rate - Republicans in the US House of Representatives overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             5%     9%     2%     4%     6%     4%     6%     2%     2%
Good                 27     39     19     26     23     30     26     27     29
Not so good          28     32     24     31     31     26     28     25     31
Poor                 34     15     51     32     36     33     35     40     31
DK/NA                 5      4      4      6      4      7      5      6      8
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Excellent             2%     3%     6%     6%     8%     4%
Good                 25     27     22     30     30     24
Not so good          27     29     32     28     25     29
Poor                 38     35     36     32     31     37
DK/NA                 8      6      5      4      5      5
 
 
46. How would you rate - Democrats in the US House of Representatives overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent            12%     5%    21%     9%    11%    12%     9%    24%    12%
Good                 43     28     54     43     41     44     40     54     41
Not so good          22     33     15     22     23     22     24     13     23
Poor                 17     28      6     18     20     14     20      6     16
DK/NA                 6      7      4      8      5      8      7      3      8
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Excellent            19%    11%     8%    11%    13%    11%
Good                 45     44     38     42     42     43
Not so good          19     22     25     24     22     22
Poor                 12     17     21     16     17     16
DK/NA                 5      6      8      7      6      8
 
 
47. 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            32%    10%    51%    31%    31%    33%    28%    56%    32%
Good                 42     37     44     43     40     43     41     39     44
Not so good          14     28      5     14     15     14     17      4     13
Poor                 11     22      1     11     13      9     13      1     11
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      1      1      1      -      -
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Excellent            41%    31%    26%    34%    31%    35%
Good                 45     45     38     40     38     42
Not so good           8     14     21     12     17     13
Poor                  5     10     12     13     12      9
DK/NA                 -      1      3      1      1      1
 
TREND: How would you rate President Obama's overall response to Hurricane Sandy; excellent, good, not so good or poor?
                     Jan 23  Nov 27
                     2013    2012
 
Excellent            32      39
Good                 42      43
Not so good          14       8
Poor                 11       7
DK/NA                 1       2
 
 
48. Do you think it was right or wrong for Governor Christie to criticize Speaker Boehner and House Republicans for delaying a vote on a Hurricane Sandy relief bill?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Right                79%    70%    85%    81%    82%    77%    81%    79%    69%
Wrong                15     22     11     15     15     15     15     13     23
DK/NA                 5      8      4      4      3      7      4      8      8
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
Right                80%    80%    84%    81%    73%    83%
Wrong                14     14     12     14     21     14
DK/NA                 6      6      4      5      5      3
 
 
49. 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              4%     4%     4%     4%     5%     3%     5%     4%     3%
1 to 3 years         43     46     43     41     44     43     43     40     45
3 to 5 years         36     38     36     36     34     37     37     29     37
> 5 years            10      7     10     11     11      9      9     13     11
Never                 5      3      4      5      4      5      4     10      3
DK/NA                 2      2      3      3      2      3      2      4      1
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
< 1 year              4%     4%     4%     5%     3%     4%
1 to 3 years         46     44     42     43     41     44
3 to 5 years         32     36     37     34     39     36
> 5 years            12      8      9     13      8     11
Never                 7      3      7      3      5      4
DK/NA                 -      4      1      2      3      2
 
TREND: 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?
                     Jan 23  Nov 27
                     2013    2012
 
< 1 year              4       8
1 to 3 years         43      46
3 to 5 years         36      31
> 5 years            10       8
Never                 5       5
DK/NA                 2       2
 
 
50. 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  6%     3%     6%     8%     5%     7%     6%     7%     2%
B)Allow w/new codes  76     74     80     73     73     79     77     68     70
C)Allow as before    16     20     12     17     20     12     14     23     27
DK/NA                 2      2      2      2      2      2      2      2      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
A)Prevent rebuilding  7%     5%     7%     6%     5%     4%     4%     6%    11%
B)Allow w/new codes  80     74     66     82     81     72     79     78     74
C)Allow as before    11     19     23     11     12     24     16     16      9
DK/NA                 2      2      3      1      1      -      1      1      6
 
                                          Philly        Union
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore  HsHld
 
A)Prevent rebuilding  5%     6%     9%     6%     5%     5%
B)Allow w/new codes  77     76     76     77     76     78
C)Allow as before    17     16     12     15     17     15
DK/NA                 1      3      2      2      2      1
 
TREND: 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?
                     Jan 23  Nov 27
                     2013    2012
 
A)Prevent rebuilding  6       9
B)Allow w/new codes  76      70
C)Allow as before    16      18
DK/NA                 2       3
 
 

Demographic Summary