New Jersey has cornered the market on trashy television, they have Jerseylicious, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and of course the one that started the entire New Jersey fad, Jersey Shore. While those shows have millions of viewers, there are people who don’t like the view they cast on New Jersey, specifically people living in the state.
I new poll released by Quinnipac University found that 51% of New Jersey residents have a negative view of the MTVr reality hit Jersey Shore. One third of those interviewed blamed the casts New York upbringing for their bad behavior and that thought is echoed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who says the show relied on:
“bunch of people from New York” to give New Jersey a bad rap.
Chris is correct in that statment, with only one of Jersey Shore’s eight series regulars, Sammi Sweetheart, actually from the Garden state.
According Maurice Carroll, Director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute:
“Garden State voters don’t like the show and believe it’s bad for the state,” adding “They back Gov. Christopher Christie over Gov. David Paterson almost 2-1 in deciding who to blame for the hijinx of Snooki, The Situation and the rest.”
New Jersey resident may not like Jersey Shore, but 5.5 million other people do each week.