Six months after Sandy, life is back to normal for most in N.J.

    Six months after Sandy, a new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll finds that life for most New Jersey residents is returning to normal.

    Poll director Patrick Murray says even in state’s hardest hit areas, 67 percent of residents say they’ve fully recovered from the storm.

    “We are seeing some progress there made among people who had some things that they needed to repair, they’re getting them done,” he said. “However, there still are a good number of people there, right now it’s 15 percent, who say they have barely recovered or have not recovered at all, and that number has been flat since December.”

    More than half of the residents surveyed statewide say they support using tax dollars to help homeowners rebuild.

    But 44 percent oppose it. One big reason, they say, is that Shore homeowners should have known the risks of buying beachfront property.

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