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Question: Some people have suggested that the best way to keep property taxes under control is to make changes in the state constitution.  How much have you read or heard about holding a Constitutional Convention that would propose changes to control property taxesÖ?
  All Con-
servatives
Mod-
erates
Lib-
erals
Dem Ind Rep All: Jan 05
Quite a lot † 8% † 7 † 8 † 9 † 8 11 † 6 † 7%
Some 16% 18 21 12 15 16 19 12%
A little 26% 25 28 26 25 26 29 26%
Nothing at all 48% 48 42 52 52 46 45 54%
Donít know (vol) † 2% † 2 † 2 † 1 † 1 † 2 † 2 †† 1%

Question: Do you think itís a good idea or a bad idea for New Jersey to have a Constitutional Convention to try to deal with property taxes?
  All Con-
servatives
Mod-
erates
Lib-
erals
Dem Ind Rep All: January 2005
Good idea 61% 65 56 60 64 53 60 66%
Bad idea 22% 22 26 19 18 25 25 16%
Donít know (vol) 18% 14 18 20 17 22 16 18%

Do you think itís a good idea or a bad idea for New Jersey to have a Constitutional Convention to try to deal with property taxes?
    How much have you read or heard about holding a Constitutional Convention that would propose changes to control property taxesÖ?
  All Quite a lot Some Just a little Nothing at all
Good idea 61% 51 58 62 62
Bad idea 22% 38 32 21 17
Donít know (vol) 18% 11 11 18 21

Question: Some people say a Constitutional Convention for New Jersey needs to focus only on taxes and should not get sidetracked dealing with other issues. Others say a Constitutional Convention should deal with issues that affect state spending as well as the property tax issue.† Which comes closest to your position?
  All Dem Ind. Rep.
Focus only on taxes 21% 21 21 20
Deal with other issues that affect state spending 70% 70 63 74
Donít know (vol) † 8% † 7 15 † 6

 

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