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Monmouth Poll: New Jersey on the issues

68% says taxes are #1 concern

By David Wildstein, February 12 2019 11:25 am

It’s no surprise than a majority of New Jerseyans (68%) says taxes are their number one issue, according to a new Monmouth University poll released today.

Nearly half of the people polled (45%) listed property taxes as the most important one or two issues facing the state right now.

The issues concerning New Jerseyan residents are almost entirely economical, the poll says.

The other issues mentioned: the economy and cost of living (16%); jobs (11%); the state income tax (9%); the sales tax (6%); state budget and government spending (6%); and other general tax issues (10%).

According to the poll, transportation and infrastructure issues are at 10%.

Others: health insurance and health care (9%); guns, crime and drugs (8%); the legalization of marijuana (7%); illegal immigration (7%); and housing (6%).

A huge generational shift from the 1990s: the cost of auto insurance in New Jersey polled at 0%.

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