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Talk on the train: What's the most pressing business in N.J., who will be our next governor and will Cory Booker run for president? Here's what the insiders think

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The State Chamber of Commerce’s annual Walk to Washington put hundreds of the state’s top movers and shakers from the business and political world on the same five-hour train ride to Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon.

NJBIZ took the opportunity to poll a random sampling of 40 or so riders to get their feelings on issues related to the state.

Here are the results:

What is the most important business issue in the state in the coming year?

Rebuilding the infrastructure: 27 percent
Pension/budget crisis: 23 percent
Tax reform: 20 percent
Economic development: 18 percent
Other: 12 percent

How much do you think will get done in Trenton this year — a year in which the governor is trying to create a legacy but legislators are jockeying for position for the next administration?

A lot: 5 percent
A little: 54 percent
Virtually nothing: 42 percent

Do you think President Donald Trump’s connections to New Jersey will help the state?

No: 86 percent
Yes: 14 percent

Will U.S. Sen. Cory Booker run for president in 2020?

Yes: 54 percent
No: 46 percent

Who will be the next governor of the state?

Phil Murphy: 86 percent
Kim Guadagno: 6 percent
Jack Ciattarelli: 6 percent
Ray Lesniak: 2 percent

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