Poll: Six out of 10 N.J. residents plan shore visit this summer

The Associated Press reports:

A new poll finds that 6-in-10 New Jersey residents plan on visiting the Jersey
Shore this summer.

That’s about the same as last year. But the Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Poll, released
today, finds that the visits may be shorter this time.

Poll director Patrick Murray says the economy appears to be having an impact on who can afford an
extended stay.

Only 46 percent New Jersey families earning under $50,000 are planning a shore visit, down from
54 percent last year. And most of them say they’ll stay less than a week.

The telephone poll was conducted with 803 New Jersey adults April 23-27. It has a sampling error
margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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