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Poll: Most residents consider roads, public transportation poor

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A majority of residents contacted in a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll consider roads and public transportation to be in poor condition.
A majority of residents contacted in a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll consider roads and public transportation to be in poor condition. - ()

A majority of New Jersey residents contacted in a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll consider roads and public transportation to be in poor condition.

Twenty-seven percent consider local roads in their area as poor, 35 percent rated them as only fair, 32 percent of respondents rated their local roads as good, and 6 percent of poll respondents as excellent.

The poll of 1,203 adults was conducted Nov. 15-27. The sample has a margin of error of +/-3.0 percentage points.

Asked to grade New Jersey’s highways, 9 percent of respondents rated them as excellent, 40 percent rated them as good, 38 percent rated them as only fair and 12 percent rated them as poor.

On the question of public transportation, only 4 percent of respondents rated New Jersey mass transit as excellent, 35 percent rated it as good, 33 percent rated it only fair, and 12 percent rated it as poor.

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David Hutter

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David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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