POLL: Support for Murphy’s single-use plastic, paper bag bans drop

The results of a new Monmouth University survey suggest that Trenton Democrats’ ban on single-use plastic items and paper bags are losing popularity.

For example:

Monmouth has asked the question “[d]o you support or oppose banning single-use plastic bags in New Jersey, such as those given out at supermarkets or other stores?” three times in recent years. In September 2019, 65% backed the ban while 29% opposed it. By April 2022, support fell to 61% (with 37% in opposed) and, in August 2023, only 56% backed it and 42% opposed the ban.

Plastic straws are a close question. 61% of Democrats are in favor while 64% of Republicans are opposed while independents are statistically deadlocked (50%-47%). Overall support is down slightly to 50% from 52% in 2022.

The paper bag ban is the least most popular. 53% oppose the paper bag ban and only 44% sare in favor; with independents, it’s 53%-42% opposed.

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