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