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Poll: Nearly 1 In 3 Americans Hold 'Unfavorable' View Of New Jersey

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Sorry New Jersey, America isn't really that into you.

Thirty-two percent of American voters have a unfavorable view of the Garden State, according to a recent survey by Public Policy Polling.

LINK: Read The Full Poll Results (PDF)

New Jersey is just one of five states that gets a negative favorability rating from the country, joining California (44 percent), Illinois (29 percent), Mississippi (28 percent) and Utah (27 percent).

Forty seven percent of those who described themselves as "moderate," were "unsure" what they thought about New Jersey.  While, 37 percent of those labeling themselves as "very liberal" had an unfavorable view of the state.

New York saw a 40 percent favorability rating, while 29 percent had an unfavorable view and 32 percent said they were "not sure."

In New York, 60 percent of those considering themselves "somewhat liberal" had a favorable view, while only 21 percent of "very conservative" respondents felt the same way.

California fared the worst with 44 percent of respondents saying that have an unfavorable view of the state.  Hawaii had the highest favorability rating with 54 percent.

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