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February 24, 2015 | Number of The Day
Number of New Jerseyans who agree the state should involve itself in financial recovery of Atlantic City

Although most (63 percent) New Jerseyans believe Atlantic City’s best days are behind it, 57 percent said they agreed with last month’s state appointment of an emergency management team to assist in solving the city’s financial issues, according to the most recent Rutgers-Eagleton poll.

Thirty-five percent think Atlantic City should be left to handle these issues on its own.

A solid majority agreed with the idea, regardless of party affiliation, race, gender, or age. South Jerseyans (68 percent), urban (63 percent), and shore residents (62 percent), however, were more likely to support the state’s involvement than were suburban residents (51 percent.)