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NJ Residents Worried About Being A Terrorism Victim [AUDIO]

A disturbing number of New Jersey residents are worried that they or someone close to them will be a victim of a terrorist attack in the wake of the domestic terrorism we all saw at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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Quinnipiac University is out today with its first poll since the deadly Boston bombings.

A total of 49 percent of Garden State voters are ‘very worried’ or ‘somewhat worried’ that they or a family member will become a victim of a terrorist attack, with 50 percent who are ‘not too worried’ or ‘not worried at all.’

Meanwhile, 55 percent of women are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ worried, compared to 42 percent of men.

Continued Commitment to Large Events

New Jersey voters say, 73 to 24 percent, that they will continue to attend large events in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. The commitment to large events is 67 percent or higher among every demographic group.

“After the Boston Marathon bombing, New Jersey voters have some concerns about their own safety,” says Mickey Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “They give President Barack Obama and Gov. Christopher Christie good marks on combating terrorism.”

New Jersey voters approve 68 to 27 percent of the way President Obama is handling terrorism, with only Republicans disapproving 59 to 35 percent. Gov. Christie gets a 67 – 10 percent approval rating for handling terror, with approval of 56 percent or higher from every group except black voters who approve 48 to 22 percent.

From April 19 – 22, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,112 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers called land lines and cell phones.

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