Poll: Corzine's toll hike plan unpopular

January 14, 2008 9:19:55 AM PST
More than half of New Jerseyans surveyed oppose Governor Jon S. Corzine's plan to raise tolls to pay off state debt.

In the 'Record of Bergen County's' poll, 52% opposed the plan, while 42% supported the proposal and six-percent were undecided.

The poll also found 78% of those questioned would rather see cuts in state programs and layoffs first.

But 54% of those surveyed said the toll plan would not affect their decision whether to support Gov. Corzine if he seeks re-election.

The telephone survey of 600 residents has a sampling error of four percentage points.

Corzine plans to hold a town meeting in Hackensack Monday night to discuss the plan.