Voters tend to want their taxes cut while they support hikes on those defined as "wealthy," said Fairleigh Dickinson University political science professor Peter Woolley.
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"(Christie's) successor will, as is always the case, lay any blame at the predecessor's door," he said. "But that will be only a temporary comfort."
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