N.J. Voters Support Minimum Wage Hike by Similar Margin
More from the latest Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll:
More than 6-in-10 (63%) registered voters say that Gov. Christie deserves a second term, similar to his December support (61%) and higher than in September (50%). Three-in-ten (29%) say it is time to put someone else in office and 8% are not sure whether the governor merits re-election. In a head-to-head contest with the presumptive Democratic nominee, State Senator Barbara Buono, Christie garners 62% of intended support from registered voters while Buono claims 20%.”
The bad news?
Support for a job-killing minimum wage hike is equally high:
When asked about their own level of support if the legislature decides to put the minimum wage on the ballot in November, 66% of New Jersey voters say they would support it. Another 14% are opposed and 20% are not sure how they would vote. Support comes from 81% of Democrats, 60% of independents and 56% of Republicans.”
I can’t imagine why; maybe it’s because Republicans have strategically surrendered on the issue? Rather than honor their obligation to the state’s small business community by explaining to taxpayers why it’s a ruinous idea? Just a thought…
Click here to view the full poll results, analysis and data tables from Patrick Murray.