Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Garden State optimism 

A curious finding from the opinion research folks at Fairleigh Dickenson University:

For the first time in a very long time, more New Jersey voters say the state is headed in the right direction than say it’s on the wrong track. According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, 46% say that “things in New Jersey are moving in the right direction” compared to 43% who say it’s “off on the wrong track.”

“Statistically speaking we could say that 46-43 is an even split,” said Peter Woolley, director of the poll, “but I think it would be fairer to New Jersey to say it’s a milestone.”

Not since 2004 has the state’s right direction number exceeded the wrong direction number.

Coming as it does in the wake of a broadside attack on public employee unions in an exceedingly Democratic state, that is nothing less than remarkable.


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