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N.J. voters would raise taxes on the rich to fund public worker pensions, poll finds

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By Samantha Marcus | NJ Advance Media for
on March 21, 2017 at 6:18 PM, updated March 21, 2017 at 8:14 PM

TRENTON — The majority of New Jersey voters are willing to let the state’s wealthiest residents pick up the tab for government worker pensions but don’t want tax increases on lower-income residents, according to a new poll.

Seven in 10 Garden States voters polled by the Quinnipiac University Poll said they support raising taxes on people with annual income greater than $1 million, the so-called millionaire’s tax, to shore up the seriously underfunded public pension system.

Twenty-seven percent of those polled were opposed, and of the Republicans polled, 55 percent were opposed.