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Poll: NJ Voters OK With Scrapping Rail Tunnel

NJ Governor Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Governor Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – A new poll finds a majority of New Jersey voters agree with Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to stop construction of a new rail tunnel into Manhattan.

In the Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday, 53 percent support the governor’s decision compared to 37 percent who disagree. Even commuters were split, with 50 percent backing Christie and 47 percent supporting the tunnel.

Christie killed the project last month, citing the potential for runaway costs.

A Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Oct. 29 found 51 percent supporting the governor’s decision and 39 percent opposed.

The Quinnipiac poll of 1,362 New Jersey voters was taken Nov. 3-8 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.7 percent.

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