N.J. Poll: Rules needed for rebuilding after superstorm

    A new poll finds most New Jersey voters surveyed believe the state should impose specific rules on property owners who are rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.

    Tuesday’s Fairleigh Dickinson-PublicMind poll found 64 percent of respondents believe property owners should be required to rebuild in a way that makes their property better protected against significant weather events.


    But 31 percent say property owners should be allowed to rebuild in whatever manner they choose.

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    Meanwhile, 58 percent say those who defy FEMA recommendations when they rebuild should lose their chance to get federal assistance if another major weather event damages their property. Thirty-three percent disagree.

    The telephone poll of 702 voters was conducted March 4-10 and has an error margin of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

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