62% of New Jersey voters oppose a gas tax hike

62% of New Jersey voters oppose a gas tax hike

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Those who think New Jersey Republicans should’ve come out strong against a gas tax hike were likely onto something, Save Jerseyans.

New Quinnipiac University poll results released today show Garden State voters strongly opposing a hike, 62% to just 35% in favor, with only 24% of Republicans and 39% of Independents considering higher taxes to fix the transportation trust fund as an acceptable option:

                                                             AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
Approve              26%    28%    29%    21%    23%    28%    31%    22%    27%    26%
Disapprove           54     53     51     60     60     50     44     56     58     55
DK/NA                20     19     20     19     17     23     25     22     15     19


“New Jersey voters like their gasoline tax just the way it is, the second lowest in the nation,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

“They’ve opposed raising it for years. New Jersey politicians are beginning to think a gas tax hike is the only source of money to fix the state’s roads and bridges,” Carroll continued. “Good luck convincing the voters.”

Of course, Democrats only need to convince voters if Republicans refuse to go along with it…

Click here to read the full polling report.


11 thoughts on “62% of New Jersey voters oppose a gas tax hike

  1. I’m tired of hearing the following: 1. The trust fun being broke will ruin – make up an excuse. 2. It hasn’t been rised in years. 3. It is low compared with Bolivia. 4. It is only ____ some much a year. Well, raise it you lazy dolts and the public should drive to the Statehouse and since we will have the names, kick ass! And I mean kick the shit out them. And we’ll see how their “safe” district protects them then. Matt Rooney could you pro bono me for insurrection charges?

  2. Because a sizable number of New Jerseyans are walking zucchinis. It’s not called the “Garden State” for nothing.

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