New poll shows more New Jerseyans disapprove of their teacher's union

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June 1, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

MADISON, New Jersey: As the battle heats up between Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie and the New Jersey Education Association over budget and property tax reform, a new poll released by Farliegh Dickinson University shows more disapproval for the NJEA[1].

Farliegh Dickinson's PublicMind poll shows that only 33 percent of the state's voters have a favorable opinion over the state's main teacher's union. 44 percent of the poll's respondents have an unfavorable view of the organization. Also, 79 percent of the poll's respondents disapprove of superintendents are making over $200,000 a year[2].

The poll was a phone survey in which 654 people responded to the poll from May 19-23, 2010. The margin of error is +/- four percent[2].

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