Nearly four out of ten New Jersey voters don't know about Gov. Jon Corzine's economic stimulus package, according to a new Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll. Voters narrowly approve, 44%-37%, a financial rescue plan approved by Congress and signed by the President earlier this month.
Of the voters who have heard about Corzine's proposals, 38% say it would make things better for New Jersey families, while 22% think it would make things worse. More than a quarter of the voters (27%) say it will make no difference.
“The federal government’s plan hasn’t quelled uncertainty among most New Jersey voters and it’s not yet clear whether Governor Corzine’s proposal for state action will do much better,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.
More than half (53%) of voters say they are confident in Corzine's ability to handle the current financial crisis, while 41% are not.