Poll finds support for state worker cuts

A new poll finds widespread support for state worker layoffs, furloughs and wage freezes to combat New Jersey's fiscal woes.The Quinnipiac University Poll out today

TRENTON - A new poll finds widespread support for state worker layoffs, furloughs and wage freezes to combat New Jersey's fiscal woes.

The Quinnipiac University Poll out today finds 53 percent of voters surveyed support layoffs, 63 percent support furloughs and 78 percent support wage freezes.

New Jersey's budget problems are "very serious," 86 percent of voters say, while 13 percent say they are "somewhat serious," according to the poll.

Fifty-two percent approve of the way Gov. Chris Christie handled his first budget; 42 percent disapprove.

Two-thirds say they would rather see services cut than an increase in taxes.

Quinnipiac University Polling

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