Americans Have Unfavorable Impression Of Garden State

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RALEIGH, N.C. – While Americans generally have a favorable view of most states, they don’t think well of New Jersey. According to the results of a surveys by Public Policy Polling, 32 percent of American voters had an unfavorable impression of New Jersey, compared to just 25 percent who had a positive impression.

Only California had a higher unfavorable rating, at 44 percent. Five states had lower positive scores: Louisiana and Utah (24 percent), West Virginia (23 percent), Mississippi (22 percent) and Illinois (19 percent)

Hawaii had the best overall positive rating, at 54 percent. New Jersey’s neighbors fared better than the Garden State, led by Pennsylvania (40 percent positive to 11 percent negative) and New York (40 percent positive to 29 percent negative), with Connecticut (26 percent positive to 22 percent negative) faring less well.

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