The newest Monmouth University ballot finds residents feeling upbeat concerning the high quality of life in New Jersey, ranking the state as a superb place to reside with an index rating of +27. That’s roughly two in three New Jerseyans giving a constructive evaluate and on the upper finish of the dimensions because the ballot started surveying temper over a decade in the past. But the need to go away can be at an all time excessive; 59% mentioned they’d like to maneuver out in some unspecified time in the future, with the state’s property-tax burden remaining the highest purpose to exit.

The areas with the least constructive views of high quality of life got here from closely Democratic city areas and closely Republican rural counties. That political line is value watching, in line with Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray.