(CNN) – It appears a majority of New Jersey residents agree with Gov. Chris Christie: The hit MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" is doing more harm than good to the Garden State.
According to the new poll from Quinnipiac University, 54 percent of New Jersey voters say the show is bad for the state's image. It's a sentiment that reaches across party lines (Republicans agree 57 – 18 percent while Democrats agree 52 – 22 percent) and gender division (men say the show is bad for the state 51 – 25 percent and women agree 57 – 15 percent).
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, put the findings bluntly:
"New Jerseyans to New York: Keep your low-lifes at home and away from our seashore," he said.
The poll comes a month after Christie made clear he's no fan of the program that has launched a string of new stars including "Snooki," "The Situation" and "Jwwow."
"What it does is it takes a bunch of New Yorkers, who are – most of the people on 'Jersey Shore' are New Yorkers – takes a bunch of New Yorkers, drops them at the Jersey shore, and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey," he said then.
The poll surveyed 1,190 New Jersey voters from August 9-17 and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
As someone who's family has lived in New Jersey beach towns for four generations,I resent the fact that the show is called " Jersey Shore ". These morons are in no way represenative of the people who were born and raised here. These are the idiots who make the true " "locals " hate the summertime. Granted, over the last 25 years we have had an influx of people from north Jersey, Staten Island and New York who have gone from summer visitors to year rounders but they stand out like a sore thumb. The true " clammies " love the ocean and the natural beauty of the area year round.
Anyone who watches or supports this show is simply an enabler. You are enabling the filthy and disrespectful behavior of these juvenile delinquents. There is absolutely nothing positive that comes out of this show except to perpetuate the debauchery and expose the complete lack of intelligence in the cast. These kids are exactly what is wrong with out society. And those people who put this show on TV thinking it is good entertainment are worse by taking advantage of these filth ridden sycophants and making them believe the public at large actually enjoys there lack of talent.
All reality shows are basically distasteful. They exploit the worst aspects of humans, and attract viewers who are less than nice people, making them even less nice, after watching such shows.
Only one "poll" matters to "Jersey Shore." TV ratings.
It's a disgraceful show and shows how low our society has fallen.
Stop making "stars" out of nobodies.
Stop giving them big bucks for doing absolutely nothing. Certainly nothing worthwhile or meaningful!
Wake up America!!!!
What is the deal with Jersey and the digs at NYers.. Seriously now. You sit there and complain about these morons that MTV made a show out of... deal with it. The bigger deal you make, the more attention will be brought to them, and the longer they will be around. If no one really likes this show it will go away.. just bite your tongue and continue to be the armpit of the country. :)
IMO the concept of this show is all wrong every, single one of these character's are so full of themselves, makes the show a big turn OFF! I'm not from NJ and even I don't like the show, if I was a resident of the Garden State I would be disgusted at how these character's act thinking they are the greatest thing's since sliced bread. I'd say CANCEL this one without a doubt!
Dang, if folks in JERSEY give this crapfest a thumbs down....geesh.
As if these people would care? They are laughing all the way to the bank.
Never seen Jersey Shore. Never will.
Hopefully, Christie can get the support from the legislative branch, so that he can help fix the NJ economy (by reducing spending...).
Yeah you're right..jersey had a great rep before the show started:)
That is not the only show that is embarrassing Jersey...what about Desperate Housewives of NJ, I mean the Real Housewives, and then there is the show Jerseylicious. They all are ridiculous but I guess that is what America is watching. No thank you, not my cup of tea.
these spaghetti benders make me roar all cute and chiseled better than sopranoes i hope they dont get axed
If you enjoy watching unpleasant people do unpleasant things, then Jersey Shore is for you.
In the words of the idiot half-governor of Alaska who would fit right into the cast, "thanks but no thanks!"
We know these "kids" are bimbos but the real identity problem is on another network with the Real Houswives of N J.
these women think they are normal and represent the :refined" people of the Garden State.
Based on television- New Jersey has a real "people problem"
Why don't you poll people NOT in New Jersey and see if they think the show puts NJ in a bad light....Odds are, majority of the people will say New Jersey was always in a bad light
Duh!! That show is trash.
The Jersey Shore is not at all as depicted! I t was born and brought up in NJ as were my family who are still there. We day tripped and vacationed at the shore every year. Most of the shore is family oriented with only one or two exceptions where young people hang out. This show should be taken off the air! No show should be allowed to depict an area of a state as this show has. Take a poll of NJ residents (and Pa. vacationers) and you'll see this is NOT the REAL Jersey Shore!!!!!
The vast majority of these idiots are from New York!
As a native New Yorker who now lives in Pittsburgh, I know New Yorkers have a deservedly bad image. Mostly from exporting this sort of garbage. I do feel for those from NJ, who do not want to be associated with these cartoon characters. If you're from the area you'll quickly recognize Snooki and her group of braniacs as New Yorkers, but othere may not.
One thing about the cast. I still think they are too dumb to realize we're laughing at them, not with them.
According to everyone I've met from NJ, that show represents the Jersey shore to a T...
If people didn't watch, MTV wouldn't run it.
But NJ gives Christie thumbs up, 51%, more than 47% for Obama.
First off the picture above is a complete disgrace to the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. Secondly, that show is done in such poor taste I can't figure out why people watch it. I am not from New Jersey/New York but I think it is a complete disgrace to society as a whole, what is it showing our youth and young men and women when people can act like complete morons on the show and get glamorized for it in the media. MTV has really gone by the wayside over the years, it shouldn't even be called MTV anymore because I don't think I have seen music on it in years.
Heres the situation...that show is a complete waste of brain cells.
I can smell Snooki from here.