March 2, 2012 - 'Jersey Shore' Is A Weed In The Garden State, New Jersey Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Even Young Voters Say 3-1, 'Snooki Go Away'

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New Jersey voters, even younger voters, don't want "Jersey Shore" filming in their home town, turning thumbs down 68 - 21 percent, including 69 - 23 percent among voters under 50 years old, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters agree 70 - 16 percent, including 70 - 19 percent among voters under 50, with Hoboken's decision to deny permits for "Jersey Shore" to film in Frank Sinatra's home town, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Voters say 69 - 12 percent, including 69 - 16 percent among voters under 50, that "Jersey Shore" is bad for the Garden State.

"Don't belly up to the bar in my hometown, Garden State voters tell the 'Jersey Shore' crowd. Voters think Hoboken was right to tell Snooki and her friends to perform somewhere else," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"In Seaside, where the show started, the house they stayed in is a tourist attraction, but New Jerseyans say the show is bad for the state."

From February 21 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,396 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

44. Is your opinion of the MTV show Jersey Shore favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable             9%    11%     7%     9%    11%     7%
Unfavorable          69     70     66     72     67     71
Hvn't hrd enough     20     17     24     18     20     19
REFUSED               2      2      3      1      1      2
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....                      Philly
                     HsHlds <18    PubSch Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Favorable            10%     9%     7%     7%     9%     8%    11%    10%
Unfavorable          73     77     81     71     64     79     67     73
Hvn't hrd enough     16     14     11     21     25     11     19     16
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      2      3      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Favorable             8%    10%    15%     6%     3%    10%    11%    10%     7%
Unfavorable          75     66     72     76     59     57     65     69     80
Hvn't hrd enough     16     23     12     17     34     32     21     19     12
REFUSED               2      2      1      1      4      1      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of the MTV show Jersey Shore favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Mar 02  Oct 13  Aug 24
                     2012    2011    2010
                             
Favorable             9       9      11
Unfavorable          69      69      51
Hvn't hrd enough     20      20      35
REFUSED               2       2       2
 
 
45. Do you think the MTV show Jersey Shore is good or bad for New Jersey?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Good                 12%    16%    12%    10%    15%    10%
Bad                  69     69     62     74     68     69
DK/NA                19     15     26     16     18     21
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....                      Philly
                     HsHlds <18    PubSch Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Good                 13%    13%    12%     9%    13%     8%    15%    15%
Bad                  70     72     76     73     65     81     62     69
DK/NA                17     15     12     18     22     12     23     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Good                 12%    12%    16%    11%     8%    16%    11%    14%    10%
Bad                  69     68     69     72     64     58     68     69     75
DK/NA                19     19     14     17     28     26     20     17     15
 
TREND: Do you think the MTV show Jersey Shore is good or bad for New Jersey?
                     Mar 02  Oct 13  Aug 24
                     2012    2011    2010
                             
Good                 12      16      20
Bad                  69      67      54
DK/NA                19      17      26
 
 
46. Hoboken won't let Jersey Shore film there. Do you think Hoboken made the right decision or the wrong decision?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Right decision       70%    69%    67%    73%    65%    74%
Wrong decision       16     19     16     14     22     10
DK/NA                14     13     17     13     13     15
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....                      Philly
                     HsHlds <18    PubSch Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Right decision       72%    75%    77%    70%    67%    80%    66%    71%
Wrong decision       19     13     16     16     18     11     16     16
DK/NA                 9     12      7     14     15      9     18     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Right decision       71%    69%    70%    75%    64%    62%    69%    69%    77%
Wrong decision       14     17     19     13     14     21     16     17     12
DK/NA                15     14     10     13     22     17     16     14     11
 
 
47. Would you support or oppose Jersey Shore filming in your town or city?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Support              21%    20%    28%    18%    25%    18%
Oppose               68     73     61     72     65     71
DK/NA                10      8     12     10     10     11
 
                     Union  HAVE KIDS....                      Philly
                     HsHlds <18    PubSch Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Support              28%    19%    18%    22%    23%    18%    24%    20%
Oppose               65     72     75     66     67     76     66     68
DK/NA                 7     10      7     13     10      6     10     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Support              19%    23%    23%    21%    19%    24%    23%    27%    14%
Oppose               70     67     69     69     67     59     72     63     77
DK/NA                11     10      8     10     14     17      5     10      9
 

Demographic Summary