Poll finds many hoping to leave New Jersey behind – Breaking News From New Jersey – NJ.com
While one recent study found more than 231,000 people have left New Jersey since 2002, a poll released today found many more would like to follow.
The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll found 49 percent of New Jersey adults would like to move out of the state, compared to 44 percent who would prefer to stay and 7 percent who are unsure.
The poll found 51 percent of those who want to leave say they’re very likely to make good on that wish, with most of the those who want to leave adults less than 50 years of age and earning between $50,000 and $100,000 per year.
Hat Tip: Club for Growth
OpinionJournal’s Political Diary reports:
Well, what do you know? For the first time in modern history, the United States Senate yesterday eliminated an earmark. After scores of votes forced by Pork-buster Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Senator finally prevailed 52-44 on a roll call vote to extinguish funding for a $1 million museum to memorialize the 1969 Woodstock Concert. Far out!
Messrs. Coburn and Kyl have won their first small battle in the war against $10 billion per year in earmark pork. There are still at least 11,000 more projects that deserve the same fate. But the normally grumpy Mr. Coburn was overjoyed by yesterday’s vote and declared hopefully that “maybe this is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius for taxpayers.”
If there’s one thing that unites America, it’s hating hippies. That’s why this is a great campaign slogan: