Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows Nearly all New Jerseyans Support Removing Restrictions on Breweries
TRENTON—Eric Orlando, Executive Director of the Brewer’s Guild of New Jersey, highlighted a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll that shows nearly all New Jerseyans support lifting burdensome regulation on Garden State breweries.
“This poll is yet another indication that New Jersey residents overwhelmingly oppose the senseless and harmful restrictions on New Jersey breweries — regulations that range from prohibiting food from being sold to limiting the number of events at their facilities,” said Orlando. “In today’s political climate, getting people to agree on any policy issue is a challenge. But with 92 percent of residents in support, it’s clear that nearly every New Jerseyan thinks breweries should have greater freedom to operate their businesses and serve their customers.”
“This is the second poll in a month that shows the large majority of New Jerseyans in strong support of lifting the constraints on breweries. It’s now time before July 1st for the Legislature to pass and Governor Murphy to sign S-3038/A-4630 — common-sense, bipartisan legislation to remove these limitations. Supporting breweries is a winning issue for our economy, our workforce, our tourism industry, and all our communities.”
According to the Rutgers-Eagleton poll:
—Almost all residents are behind allowing breweries greater ability to serve food on premises, with 92% supporting versus 6% in opposition.
—63% of respondents said they’re for repealing limits on the number of annual events held at such establishments.