NJ Headed in the Right Direction, Voters Say
A survey released today by the New Jersey Association of REALTORS Governmental Research Foundation asked voters about a variety of tax and housing policies, including the income and property tax proposals currently being debated by Governor Christie and the Legislature.
For the first time in five years, the poll found a majority of New Jersey voters believe New Jersey is headed in the right direction (47%), as opposed to on the wrong track (42%).
"That's up from just 19 percent in the right direction in 2009, 31 percent in 2010," explained Joe Goode with American Strategies Incorporated, which conducted the survey for NJAR.
Goode said the latest New Jersey numbers are better than the national figures right now.
"i think they do see some action on the budget and on spending," Goode said about Garden State voters. "And that both sides are coming to the floor with some kind of tax cut."
When asked about the tax cut proposals from the Governor, Senate and Assembly, voters supported each by more than 60 percent.