N.J. poll: Voters back state budget cuts

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s campaign to reduce state spending is exactly what many voters – say – they want. A new poll finds New Jersey voters prefer having less state spending than paying higher taxes.

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s campaign to reduce state spending is exactly what many voters – say – they want.

    A new poll finds New Jersey voters prefer having less state spending than paying higher taxes.

    60 percent of New Jersey residents who participated in Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Public Mind poll say the state should hold the line on spending even if that means many programs have to be reduced.

    Poll director Peter Woolley says there’s support for spending cuts from some groups you might not expect would favor them.

    “Democrats say you should hold the line on spending rather than raise taxes by a margin of about five to three. People who describe themselves as liberals agree by about the same margin that you should cut programs rather than raise taxes at this time.”

    Wooley says even those who disapprove of Governor Christie’s job performance prefer spending reductions over tax increases.  Christie’s first budget as Governor cut government spending to avoid tax hikes.

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