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Poll: NJ residents like having their gas pumped

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Posted: Jan 23, 2012 10:14 AM
Poll: NJ residents like having their gas pumped

New Jersey residents aren't primed about pumping their own gasoline.

A new poll shows nearly two-thirds support the state rule requiring that only station attendants can pump gas in the Garden State.

Forty-eight states allow self-serve gas pumps. Only New Jersey and Oregon do not.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released Monday finds 63 percent of respondents like New Jersey's current law, while 23 percent oppose it and 14 percent aren't sure.

The poll finds Democrats and women are more strongly in favor of having their gas pumped by someone else than are Republicans and men.

The telephone poll of 800 registered New Jersey voters was taken between Jan. 2-8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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On the Web: http://publicmind.fdu.edu