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Poll: Most NJ Voters Unaware of $750 Million College Bond Issue

By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — With just four weeks to go before voters go to the polls, a new survey suggests that most voters in New Jersey have little or no idea of a major bond issue on next month’s ballot.

Sure, most people are preoccupied with the presidential race and maybe the US Senate race, or perhaps even the question of requiring judges to pay more into their pensions.

But they will also be asked whether the state should spend $750 million on college and university infrastructure.

Krista Jenkins, director of the Public Mind Poll at Fairleigh Dickinson University, says 87 percent of those surveyed know little or nothing about the issue.

But once they’re brought up to speed, she says, “We found 48 percent of registered voters say that they support the bond measure, with an additional third opposed and about a fifth who remain unsure.”

Jenkins suggests a lack of media coverage plays a role in the public’s lack of knowledge on the question.

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