Poll: Most NJ Residents Recovering From Sandy
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
April 29, 2013
Six months after Sandy, a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll finds that life for most New Jersey residents is returning to normal.
Poll director Patrick Murray says even in state’s hardest hit areas, 67 percent of residents say they’ve fully recovered from the storm.
“We are seeing some progress there made among people who had some things that they needed to repair, they’re getting them done. However, there still are a good number of people there, right now it’s 15 percent, who say they have barely recovered or have not recovered at all, and that number has been flat since December.”
More than half of the residents surveyed statewide say they support using tax dollars to help homeowners rebuild.
Murray says 44 percent oppose it.
“27 percent of those who are opposed say that the state should not help out any regardless of where they are because it’s just the homeowners responsibility to do this. Another 15 percent say they should not get state aid because they took that risk buying a house down the shore.”