Observer: New Jerseyans’ Views of the Garden State Hit Record Low

"The top concern on the minds of New Jerseyans is the perennial issue of property taxes, with 45 percent calling it one of the most important issues facing the state," writes Christian Hetrick about the new Monmouth University poll.

“Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the past 10 years, you know that New Jersey’s onerous property tax burden is the single most cited reason for what ails the state,” Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement. “Trenton lawmakers have avoided tackling this problem for too long, and we now see it eroding satisfaction with life in the Garden State as a whole. Given these results, it’s no surprise that more and more New Jerseyans are choosing to vote with their feet by simply moving out of the state.”

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