Resounding Approval for Governor Christie

Mar 02, 2011, 10:17 ET from The Alloy Silverstein Group

CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alloy Silverstein Group conducted their quarterly survey of over 1,000 New Jersey CEOs and CFOs, and the results indicate unequivocal support for the Governor.  The same respondents, who in August 2009 chose Christie at an almost 5 to 1 ratio over Corzine, approve of Governor Christie at a 92 percent rate to begin 2011.  One of his most popular initiatives with respondents has been his efforts to crack down on the state's budget.  The vast majority of officers would like to see tax reform at the state level, but remain patient as he focuses on other issues.

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"The economy is seeing mixed results.  Half of those surveyed are stable in their business, while the other half remain divided between those noticing improvement and others witnessing a secondary slide," says Ren Cicalese, managing shareholder of Alloy.  "Cautious optimism mixed with feeble confidence is not a recipe for economic growth, but it could be worse," says Cicalese.

With respect to federal legislation, following are the results on major issues:

  • 69 percent agree with the Bush-era tax cuts extension
  • 69 percent agree with repealing last year's health care reform legislation

As in 2010, the top issue at both the national and local levels is job creation.  Over 70 percent of those surveyed, see no evidence of new jobs in their industry or local job markets and believe that additional efforts are necessary at both the national and state levels to create new jobs.

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SOURCE The Alloy Silverstein Group