Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Poll: NJ Says No to Tax Increases [AUDIO]

This should come as no surprise, but New Jersey residents don’t want to see their taxes increased according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Zoonar RF, ThinkStock

“Seventy-two percent say that despite the need for road and bridge projects, taxes should not be raised on gasoline despite the state’s declining funds to pay for road improvements,” said Krista Jenkins, director of PublicMind and professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University. “Seventy-one percent also rejects an increased tax on water consumption in order to pay for open space preservation.”

Opposition to the two tax increase ideas runs across party lines with the majority of Democrats and Republicans saying they don’t support either tax hike plan.

Jenkins said it’s clear by the poll results that most in the state are unwilling to tolerate raising gas and water taxes, but the same can’t be said for increasing taxes on New Jersey’s rich.

“When it comes to raising taxes on those making in excess of a million dollars annually voters sing a different tune. Sixty-three percent support raising the tax rate on top income earners with significantly fewer (31 percent) who are opposed.”

There is a partisan divide on the millionaires tax hike with 78 percent of Democrats backing the idea while just 47 percent of Republicans support it.


Best of NJ101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.