Poll: Voters oppose merging Rutgers-Camden, Rowan
CAMDEN, N.J. - February 15, 2012 (WPVI) -- A new poll finds New Jersey voters don't like the idea of merging Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University into a new research university.
The Rutgers-Eagleton poll out Wednesday found 57 percent of voters oppose the merger plans, while 22 percent support it and 21 percent are unsure about the proposal.
Gov. Chris Christie is pushing the idea as part of a broader reconfiguration of the state's higher education system.
Many Rutgers-Camden students, faculty and alumni say they're opposed to the merger because they don't want to lose the prestige of the Rutgers connection.
The telephone survey of 814 randomly selected adults was conducted from Feb. 9-11. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
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