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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Startling Poll Results: They're Planning To Leave NJ!
Following is a very special message from The Garden State initiative:
People Are Talking
By now I hope you have had a chance to read the findings of our poll with Fairleigh Dickinson University that found nearly half of New Jersey residents are planning to leave our state and almost 40% of young residents are intending to leave within 5 years.
The media certainly took notice of these startling results!
Yesterday morning I had the opportunity to preview the findings with Joe Piscopo on his AM 970 The Answer radio show in New York City. I invite you to listen to the interview here. Today, I appeared with Philadelphia-area talk host Rich Zeoli on his morning show on 1210 WPHT AM. A significant portion of this today's NJ 101.5 morning show with Bill Spadea was devoted to a discussion of our poll which was covered by reporter David Matthau.
Our report was a featured story on last evening's NJTV News which can be viewed here. Additional television coverage was featured by CBS-2 in New York, CBS-3 in Philadelphia and WJLP/NJNN.
There's also no doubt that our message has struck a nerve and caught the attention of the media but also policymakers. In a press release issued yesterday, Senator Steve Oroho cited the poll as evidence “It’s time to act now, before too many more people put their escape plans into motion.”
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and please share this email with anyone you feel may be interested in GSI’s work.