N.J. asks voters to OK borrowing for campus projects

    The majority of New Jersey voters surveyed don’t know about a ballot initiative that would allow the state to borrow $750 million to pay for building projects at colleges and universities.

    The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Tuesday finds the measure has more support than opposition, but two-thirds of respondents are unaware of it.

     

    If the measure is approved, money would be available to public and private colleges in the state — but not wealthy Princeton University. The schools would have to spend at least $1 of their own for every $3 they would get.

    The telephone poll of 901 randomly selected voters was conducted from Sept. 6-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

     

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