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Poll: Maj. of N.J. residents call climate change a 'real concern,' want gov't to take larger role
Star Ledger ^ | May 25, 2012 | By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger

Posted on 05/25/2012 1:55:48 PM PDT by SMGFan

After a year of erratic weather, a large majority of New Jersey residents consider climate change and global warming a real concern — and they also expect government to start taking a bigger role in protecting the environment, according to a Kean University/NJ Speaks poll released today.

The possible effects of climate change and global warming were a concern for 71 percent of respondents in the poll, and nearly all of those, 69 percent, said human activity has contributed to global warming and other environmental problems.

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: climate; climatechange; climatechangehoax; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; keanuniversity; njstupidity
Will be difficult to defeat Obama & Menendez in NJ.
1 posted on 05/25/2012 1:55:59 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Kean University poll, eh. Ought to say it all . . .


2 posted on 05/25/2012 1:58:06 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SMGFan

NJ... marxist and progressive=no surprise.

LLS


3 posted on 05/25/2012 2:00:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: SMGFan

All those tanning booths have cooked their brains!


4 posted on 05/25/2012 2:00:57 PM PDT by HChampagne
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To: SMGFan

Shallow, short-sighted KOOKS!


5 posted on 05/25/2012 2:11:08 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: SMGFan

>and they also expect government to start taking a bigger role in protecting the environment

Sure no problem.
We start right there in NJ with a doubling of all taxes, tolls & fees statewide.
After we see how things progress in a few years, we can look to double them again. :)


6 posted on 05/25/2012 2:11:22 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SMGFan

Of course, what better protector of the global climate than the government? Nothing could go wrong with them in control could it?


7 posted on 05/25/2012 2:15:05 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: HChampagne

Well I guess that settles it once and for all. Most of those asked wouldn’t know AGW from a heat wave. The pole is nothing but more propaganda from the socialist democrats to keep the climate change gravy train chugging along.


8 posted on 05/25/2012 2:15:56 PM PDT by spawn44 (mu)
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To: SMGFan
TV reporter caught faking bad weather
9 posted on 05/25/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Novus Ordo Seclorum)
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To: SMGFan

1,000 phone calls. Lets see,
333 in Newark
333 in Camden
333 in Irvington
1 in Warren county
1,000 total
See. It works out.


10 posted on 05/25/2012 2:23:02 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: SMGFan
In related, but unreported news, it has been 2405 days since the last major (Category 3 or above) hurricane has made landfall in the US. This shatters the old record of 2231 days set 19 Oct 1906.

Of course, this record calm weather is due to Global Warming.

11 posted on 05/25/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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“Will be difficult to defeat Obama & Menendez in NJ.”

Agreed.

Did not Christie win there with barely a majority?

New Jersey, like New York, is “lost territory” to the Republicans. They should spend their money elsewhere where it will be better-spent.


12 posted on 05/25/2012 2:36:06 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: SMGFan

Here’s the poll question: Are you one of those knuckle-dragging, racist, nazi global warming deniers or a responsible citizen who likes puppies and rainbows, who cares about the children and is “concerned” about global warming?


13 posted on 05/25/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: SMGFan

Since at least 50% of the damned fools in the world seem to come from New Jersey nothing they say surprises me.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 2:53:32 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SMGFan

Such polls are nonsensical unless posed with real world quantifications.

Start with something like this; “Would you accept a 10% tax increase to reduce the CO2 level by 0.00001% in 100 years?”

Now let us see what the poll responses are!

No sarcasm was used or killed in this comment.


15 posted on 05/25/2012 2:54:30 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: SMGFan

Sure everybody wants ‘cleaner’ environment, and it seems people asked wants ‘bigger’ government role.

However, if the poll coupled with bigger government role = more jobs fleeing NJ, I wonder if the poll number stays the same.


16 posted on 05/25/2012 3:17:15 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: certrtwngnut

Yeah, this story is BS. If people in NJ cared about “climate change”, we’d have a different governor right now. I assure you, as someone who watches people from NJ routinely throw trash out of car windows and dump old appliances wherever cement-block barriers don’t prevent it, this story is total BS.

The 1,000 people they called were shore business owners anxious about the weather this weekend; the interviewer blamed the (normal) spring rain on climate change, and the 1000 business owners concurred that they were concerned.

Nobody who takes the time to answer a telephone survey in NJ can think seven days ahead - this is about a rainy start to Memorial Day weekend.


17 posted on 05/25/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: SMGFan
what a crap headline

The poll surveyed 1,000 people calling randomly-selected phone numbers last Sunday. The pollsters say it has a 95-percent level of confidence.

18 posted on 05/25/2012 3:55:56 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: Road Glide

New Jersey is a toilet. Who cares what they think.


19 posted on 05/25/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: SMGFan

This comes as no surprise after catching bits and pieces of Jersey Shore while channel surfing.


20 posted on 05/25/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: kearnyirish2

The follow-up question, not asked or answered, of course, should have been “would you be willing to pay 20-50% more for everything with no corresponding increase in salary (if you would have one, with most remaining industries leaving the US), accept significant limits to your freedom and movement, and otherwise deal with the significant degradation of your quality of life for it?”


21 posted on 05/25/2012 4:22:50 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SMGFan

Should have asked them whether they were willing to give up their cars, meat, children, climate control and light so the ferals living in the Oranges can be .1 F cooler 100 years from now.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 5:15:21 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: sima_yi

We had hurricane Ike (4) in 2008. Your information is under reported because it is not true. LOL


23 posted on 05/25/2012 6:53:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: HChampagne

I’ll believe global warming is real when all coastal cities are moved inland. Until then, either the extreme heat has fried their brains or they never had any.


24 posted on 05/25/2012 8:20:28 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: SaraJohnson

Hurricane Ike made landfall in Galveston 13 Sep 2008 as a Category 2 hurricane. It is true that for a while it was a Category 4 out in the ocean and when it hit Cuba, but it was only Category 2 when it made landfall in the US.


25 posted on 05/26/2012 7:12:00 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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26 posted on 05/26/2012 1:10:52 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

That’s right, and as soon as anyone deals with the slightest cost or inconvenience, “climate change” falls off everybody’s list of top 1,000 concerns.


27 posted on 05/26/2012 3:13:59 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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