Rutgers-Eagleton Poll: 47 Percent Of New Jerseyans Approve Of Muslim Monitoring

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll finds most New Jersey residents support the secret monitoring of Muslim groups by the New York Police Department, though that sentiment isn’t as strong in Hudson and Essex counties.

The Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Friday found 47 percent of New Jerseyans felt the monitoring was necessary, while 32 percent were against it, saying it violated civil liberties.

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Twelve percent said it was necessary even though it violated civil liberties.

“Another recent poll told us that New Yorkers strongly supported the NYPD, which was to be expected,” poll Director David Redlawsk, a professor of political science at Rutgers, said in a statement. “But New Jerseyans also seem to have few problems with the NYPD’s actions, which is more surprising since we’re talking about an out-of-state police force operating in secret here.”

In Hudson and Essex counties, where the monitoring was conducted, 37 percent were in favor while 44 percent said it violated civil liberties.

“Not surprisingly, those closest to the surveillance operations are the most likely to be concerned for civil liberties violations,” said Redlawsk. “Moreover, these counties have larger Muslim populations, as well as other groups who may see themselves as potential targets for undercover operations.”

Three-quarters of 601 adults surveyed in the last week said secret monitoring of groups is at least somewhat effective in combating terrorism.

The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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One Comment

  1. Dan Te says:

    !s1am: It’s a Disease in need of a Cure.

    FACT: Everywhere where there are M U S L I M E S, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children and run amok with metal pipes in the streets)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (M U S L I M E S burned 100s of Hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill women and children in crowded theaters)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (M U S L I M E thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide b0 mbers that kill little children)

    USA — 9 / 11 happened

    Notice the pattern here? Even you sanctimonious twits can’t be that dense.

    Goes to reason, no M U S L I M E S, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and then lie about how sorry we are.

    !s1am. It’s a disease. And like any other infestations of boils, pox and pestilence, it should be eradicated. You don’t talk to diseases. You eradicate them like you did polio and small pox.

    And some bleeding heart imbecile here will write that it’s just a few “radical” individuals that are murderous, just like any other society. But then conveniently forgetting about the Fact that it happens worldwide and by a LOT MORE than just a few individuals. And they also continues to blank out of their empty heads the worldwide M U S L I M E jubilee celebrations as people burned on 9 / 11.

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