Poll: Most in N.J. oppose merger of Rowan and Rutgers-Camden
More than half of New Jersey’s registered voters disapprove of a proposed merger of Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday. According to the poll, 57 percent of 914 adults interviewed by phone between Feb. 9 and 11 oppose the plan. Twenty-two percent support a merger and 21 percent are unsure. “Gov. Christie’s plan may be the most unpopular idea he has put forward to date,” said Rutgers-Eagleton Poll Director David Redlawsk, a professor of political science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Calling the numbers “stunning” in their “deep dislike” of the proposal, Redlawsk added that even Republicans did not line up behind the governor. The university’s Board of Governors will meet on the Camden campus today to hear comments on the merger plan. A student/faculty rally is also planned before the 1:30 p.m. session.
Published in: New Jersey
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