Poll: Majority agree with ARC tunnel kill

Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to stop work on the multi-billion dollar ARC tunnel project was affirmed by a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.

The poll showed 51percent of voters think Christie was right to cancel the project, while 39 percent disagree with the decision, and 10 percent are unsure.
North Jerseyans and commuters to Manhattan are more likely to disagree with the decision.

“Across the state, voters applaud the governor’s decision,” said David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and professor of political science at Rutgers University. “While those who regularly travel to New York feel differently, much of the state agrees with Christie that the project is too expensive.”
Christie generally laughs off Rutgers-Eagleton polls, owing to their report that independent Chris Daggett was polling high in last year’s gubernatorial campaign, but Christie must be loving these results showing public support for his decision to stamp out the project. Poll: Majority agree with ARC tunnel kill