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Monmouth University Poll Shows Drop In NJ Quality Of Life

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll finds a dip in how New Jerseyans perceive their quality of life.

The Monmouth University poll out Monday finds 6 in 10 respondents said Jersey is a good or excellent place to live.

But that’s down by 7 points from February and off by 11 from a decade-high 72 percent recorded after Superstorm Sandy.

About a third of those polled rate life in the Garden State fair or poor.

The poll also finds hometown pride fell to its lowest score in 30 years.

The telephone poll of 806 adults was taken April 11-14 and has an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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