HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey residents are firing back after a recent poll that ranked the state as the least liked in the country.

“Proud to be here,” one man said.

“I find myself really happy to be here in New Jersey,” said one woman.

“What else could you ask for? You have everything right here,” said another man.

As 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet reported, after a recent YouGov survey that dissed the Garden State, a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll says three-quarters of the New Jerseyans they surveyed take pride in where they live.

Robert said it’s the best state because of the food, beaches and music.

“Bruce is unbelievable so, he’s the Boss,” he said.

Kelsey moved to New Jersey from Boston and raves about the food.

“I had never heard of a fat sandwich before I came here or Taylor ham, and I don’t know what Massachusetts is doing wrong but they need to get on that,” she said.

According to the YouGov survey, 40 percent of poll respondents rated New Jersey unfavorably, and 30 percent rated the state favorably – giving the state a net favorability rating of minus 10 percent.

While only 18 percent of those in the Rutgers-Eagleton poll said they had little or no pride about living in the Garden State and 56 percent said they exhibit “a lot” of pride.

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