Quinnipiac: voters approve of layoffs for state workers


A Quinnipiac University Poll released this morning shows that New Jersey voters support layoffs for state workers 54-39%. Republicans support worker layoffs 66-25% and so do independents, 56-38%. 

Democrats polled oppose layoffs 53-40%.

Broken down by gender: women support layoffs 50-43% while men support layoffs 58-35%.

The poll shows voters approve furloughs for state workers by 63-25%.

Voters approve 52-42% of Christie’s handling of the state budget, compared to his overall 51-38% job approval. He is the only governor or mayor in any state surveyed by Quinnipiac University whose approval for handling the state budget is not well below his overall job approval.

“Literally everybody – just a tick short of 100 percent – agrees that the state’s in bad budget trouble,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
“In the cross hairs: public employees. To help with the budget, a majority now supports layoffs. By a bit more, we’d approve furloughs, and by a lot, we’d like a wage freeze.”
Quinnipiac: voters approve of layoffs for state workers