Poll measures extent of Sandy’s damage to N.J.

    A new poll gives a glimpse of Superstorm Sandy’s damage in New Jersey.

    The Rutgers-Eagleton poll released Tuesday finds more than two-thirds of people were affected by the storm.

    Of those affected, nearly two-thirds were without electricity for more than five days. One in five were forced to leave their home.

    Relief efforts received good marks. About three-quarters of residents affected by the storm said the Red Cross handled the situation very well or somewhat well.

    The survey found support for the power companies’ efforts.

    About three-quarters of people also said their electric company handled the crisis very well or somewhat well.The poll surveyed 1,228 adults from November 14-17 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.

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