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Poll: N.J. Voters Optimistic About State's Direction for First Time Since 2004

8:29 PM, Oct 25, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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New Jersey voters are more optimistic than pessimistic about the direction the state is going in for the first time in seven years, according to a poll released this morning.

Meanwhile, Gov. Chris Christie continues to get positive ratings, with a slim majority of Garden State voters approving of his performance.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll found 46 percent of voters say the state is moving in the “right direction,” while 43 percent said it’s on the “wrong track.”

“Statistically speaking we could say that 46-43 is an even split,” said poll director Peter Woolley. “But I think it would be fairer to New Jersey to say it’s a milestone.”

The last time that number was on the positive side was 2004, when 42 percent felt the state was headed in the right direction and 41 percent felt it was on the wrong track.

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