Poll: NJ voters favor wage freeze, layoffs

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - November 24, 2009

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows 75 percent of voters surveyed support a wage freeze for public employees. Even Democrats and union households back that strategy.

Sixty-one percent also support layoffs compared to 33 percent.

Sixty-eight percent say Christie should cut programs and services and 23 percent support higher taxes.

The poll also shows a record number of New Jersey voters dissatisfied with the way things are going. Even President Barack Obama's approval rating is at a new low, 51 to 42 percent.

The poll of 1,615 New Jersey voters between Nov. 17-22 has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

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