New Jersey voters skeptical

From the Courier Post Online:

Poll: N.J. voters doubt taxes will drop

New Jersey voters are skeptical that state lawmakers will deliver on a promise to cut their property taxes this year, while most support capping tax increases even if that leads to layoffs and cuts in services, a poll released this morning shows.

The Quinnipiac University poll found that 67 percent of New Jersey voters doubt that meaningful property tax cuts will be enacted this year, compared with 30 percent who say cuts are at least “somewhat likely” to occur.

“New Jersey voters are clearly skeptical that Gov. (Jon) Corzine and the state Legislature will provide meaningful property tax relief this year,” said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

“Only about a third of voters say tax reform is likely this year and a majority disapprove of the way both the governor and the Legislature are handling the issue,” Richards said.

Voters in the poll gave Corzine a split 42-42 percent job approval rating, down from 49 percent approval in December. Only 30 percent approve of the way the governor is handling the property tax issue, compared with 51 percent who disapprove.

The Legislature fared worse. It got a negative 27-54 percent overall approval rating, and a negative 16-62 percent score for its handling of property taxes.

The telephone poll of 1,310 New Jersey voters was taken Jan. 16-22. It has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

— Voters by a margin of 53-41 percent support a plan to cap property tax hikes at 4 percent, even if that leads to layoffs and reductions in public safety and garbage collection.

— They oppose a proposal to sell or lease the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway as a way to reduce state debt and provide money for property tax relief by a 53-34 percent margin.

— Some 49 percent think the 20 percent property tax cut proposed by Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts Jr. and Senate President Richard J. Codey is “the right amount.” The poll found 29 percent think it’s too little and 10 percent say it’s too much.

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5 Responses to New Jersey voters skeptical

  1. Mrb says:

    We’ve been had..Corzine announced that 20% tax only on first $10,000 property tax ammount .HA so the most you’ll get back is $2,000.00… NO more rebates ,plus 16% increase in sales tax means we will still be paying MORE….VOTE every one out of office .the 4% cap is a watered down joke also .taxes can rise 7% or more in the future …..MOVE OUT NOW

  2. syncmaster says:

    I wouldn’t mind my property taxes going up 5-10% every year if only my salary would keep up. Of course, it doesn’t. I have to switch employers to get those big raises.

  3. kyk2001 says:

    Well, you guys can always sell your place and rent. No property taxes and my interest income subsidizes my rents.

  4. Tick says:

    I recall a company that was interested in moving its operations to NJ when they state said they would require a special 4 year tax on the property they decided to look elsewhere. Thier response was entirely true. We have never seen a temporary tax that didnt carry over to permenant.

    I wonder will ever their be a day where an opposing candidate will cough *Bull**** when thier opponent even mentions the words tax breaks. Probably not because they plan on using smoke and mirrors on hey a tax break but somehow manage to take more of your money another way.

    Remember your free to move out of the state of NJ. There are 49 other states you can live in. If you have family there get them to move as well. The fresh air out of state will do you good.

  5. Mrb says:

    CORZINE just said to the New Jersey You’ve been PUNK’D … Ashton Kutcher, would have loved this one .Jon boy has us all fooled this one was so hilarious I almost peed my pants laughing……TAX CUTS …LOL LOL

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