Poll: NJ residents split on rebates, furloughs

March 11, 2009 5:07:20 AM PDT
Half the voters in a new poll support cutting property tax rebates for nearly all New Jerseyans, and half are opposed. The Quinnipiac University Poll out Wednesday was taken before Gov. Jon S. Corzine proposed saving $500 million by eliminating rebates to residents earning more than $75,000 a year. Rebates to seniors and the disabled would be spared.

The poll also finds voters evenly split on furloughing state workers. Corzine wants to force them to take 12 unpaid days off and skip their pay raise to avoid layoffs.

By a 2-1 margin, voters support raising taxes on wine and liquor and on the wealthiest residents. Both are in the budget Corzine proposed Tuesday.

The telephone poll of 1,386 registered voters was taken March 4-9 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.


On the Net: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml

CLICK HERE to follow Action News on Twitter

CLICK HERE to get Action News on your website

CLICK HERE to find Action News on Facebook

Click here to get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys.