Poll: NJ Residents Support Christie’s Tunnel Decision

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds more New Jersey residents than not support Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to kill the Hudson River rail tunnel project.

The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Friday says 51 percent support the governor’s decision while 39 percent oppose it.

But the response was different among those who said they commute to New York. A majority of them said they disagree with the decision to stop the project.

The poll of 885 registered voters was conducted Oct. 21-27 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

Christie said he decided not to go forward with the project because cost overruns could hit New Jersey taxpayers too hard.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Ted Teodoro

    This Governor thinks with his rear end. He’s okay with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to spend $2,000,000 on a bogus bear hunt and here he is posing as a fiscally responsible official, opposing the tunnel. This guy has got his priorites crossed.

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