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Poll: NJ Residents Support Christie’s Tunnel Decision

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Artist rendering of trans-Hudson tunnel platform extension at Penn Station. (Credit: NJ Transit & Port Authority)

Artist rendering of trans-Hudson tunnel platform extension at Penn Station. (Credit: NJ Transit & Port Authority)

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds more New Jersey residents than not support Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to kill the Hudson River rail tunnel project.

The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Friday says 51 percent support the governor’s decision while 39 percent oppose it.

But the response was different among those who said they commute to New York. A majority of them said they disagree with the decision to stop the project.

The poll of 885 registered voters was conducted Oct. 21-27 and has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

Christie said he decided not to go forward with the project because cost overruns could hit New Jersey taxpayers too hard.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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