DROUGHT EMERGENCY: NEW JERSEYANS READY TO DO THEIR PART

Posted at 12:01 am March 6, 2002, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

New Jerseyans are prepared to fight the state’s drought by voluntarily conserving water in their homes, according to a new Star-Ledger/Eagleton-Rutgers Poll. As of Monday, when Governor James McGreevey declared a drought emergency in the state, most New Jerseyans were already well aware of the state’s water shortage problems — 51 percent say they had heard “a lot” about the drought and another 32 percent had heard “some.” Only eight percent of New Jerseyans say they had heard or read “nothing at all” about the drought, and another eight percent had heard “not much.”

 

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