NJ Speaks Poll

On January 6, 2013 Pulse Opinion Research conducted a survey of 1,000 likely voters in New Jersey.

How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President? Do you strongly
approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove?

40% Strongly approve
26% Somewhat approve
8% Somewhat disapprove
25% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

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?

40% Strongly approve
38% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
9% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

In thinking about the 2013 election for Governor of New Jersey suppose you had a choice between Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Richard Codey. If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Chris Christie or Democrat Richard Codey?

53% Christie
28% Codey
5% Some other candidate
14% Not sure

Okay, suppose the Democrats nominate Stephen Sweeney. If the 2013 Election for Governor of New Jersey were held today would you vote for Republican Chris Christie or Democrat Stephen Sweeney?

58% Christie
19% Sweeney
7% Some other candidate
16% Not sure

Suppose the Democrats nominate Barbara Buono. If the 2013 Election for Governor of New Jersey were held today would you vote for Republican Chris Christie or Democrat Barbara Buono?

55% Christie
22% Buono
5% Some other candidate
18% Not sure

During the recent fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, who best represented your economic interests -- President Obama or House Speaker John Boehner?

56% President Obama
20% House Speaker John Boehner
17% Neither
7% Not sure

Who do you blame for delays in obtaining federal assistance for victims of Hurricane Sandy – the Republicans in Congress, the White House, or local officials in New Jersey?

58% Republicans in Congress
23% The White House
5% Local officials in New Jersey
15% Not sure

Do you normally go to the Jersey shore in the summer?

68% Yes
28% No
4% Not sure

As a result of the storm are you more or less likely to go to the Jersey Shore this summer

28% More likely
23% Less likely
43% It has no impact
5% Not sure

Are the recent storms related to climate change?

45% Yes
26% No
29% Not sure

Would posting an armed guard in every school make schools more safe or less safe?

34% More safe
27% Less safe
29% It would make no difference
10% Not sure

Do you support or oppose new efforts to ban assault weapons?

71% Support
21% Oppose
8% Not sure

Would you be more or less likely to support a candidate who is endorsed by the National Rifle Association?

11% More likely
56% Less likely
26% It would make no difference
7% Not sure