New Brunswick, N.J. (July 1, 2019) – Rutgers pollster Ashley Koning is available to comment on Gov. Phil Murphy signing a $38.7 billion state budget Sunday, averting a government shutdown.

"A shutdown has been avoided and the budget battle has been resolved, but the Democrats’ intra-party war over the state’s financial future seems far from over,” she said.

Koning is an expert in U.S. public opinion, survey design, polling trends and mass political behavior with a focus on gender and race. She is an assistant research professor at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and the director of the institute’s Center for Public Interest Polling.

She can be reached at [email protected].