Three out of four New Jersey residents who visit the shore say they still plan to go this summer, regardless of the impact Hurricane Sandy had on the Jersey shore.
Results from a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today showed that most of those polled, 64 percent, also said they will stay as long as they have in the past. Twenty percent say they will be staying a shorter period, with two-thirds of those people citing Hurricane Sandy as a reason.
David Redlawsk, director of the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll and professor of political science at Rutgers said the polls results bode well for the shore.
“The summer tourist season seems surprisingly stable, though perhaps down slightly based on current plans,” he said. “While some regulars will cut back due to Sandy, most expect to spend as much or more time than ever enjoying the Jersey shore. Even those cutting back are still more likely to visit than to stay away entirely.”
Atlantic City was the top destination cited among the 796 residents polled, with 11 percent, with Seaside Heights cited by 10 percent.
Wildwood, Long Beach Island, Point Pleasant and Ocean City were also among the top destinations.
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