One in five residents said they felt forced out of their homes by the storm.
Superstorm Sandy made an impact on approximately two-thirds of the state, according to results from a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Tuesday. An even higher percentage (94 percent) of the 1,228 polled New Jersey residents reported that they lost power at some point during or after the storm. About 65 percent of those polled said they remained without power for at least five days. "Two-thirds of New Jersey residents were affected when Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the Garden State three weeks ago," a press release about the poll said. Approximately one in five residents said they were forced out of their homes by the storm, with about 6 percent of residents telling pollsters they were still not able to permanently return. "We already …
Rutgers-Eagleton Poll says both Republicans and Democrats split in support of debt limit agreement.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
New Jersey Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: voters of both parties are evenly split over the debt limit agreement recently reached in Washington, according to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released this week. The question remains, however, of whether that is an indication that the handling of the pending debt default earlier this month was handled as a compromise that left both sides a little unhappy, or whether it was in fact a bad deal. "The agreement seems to have made few New Jersey voters happy," said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and professor of political science at Rutgers University. When residents or visitors in Basking Ridge were asked their opinion of the handling of the debt crisis in an …