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New Jersey Residents Are Highly in Favor of Controversial “Snookiville” Law

Looks like a majority New Jersey natives might just be in favor of “Snookiville,” a proposed law which would give local Seaside officials the right to set controls over reality television shows — like, ahem, the Jersey Shore — being filmed in their area, “such as requiring the crew to pay for additional police, if needed.”

According to , Quinnipiac University conducted a poll of more than 1,400 New Jersey residents asking whether they support legislation of the sort, and a whopping 72 percent of those polled approved of the move.

Sixty-six percent of the group also said that they find Jersey Shore “unfavorable” and nearly just as many voted that the show is bad for New Jersey and are opposed to it being filmed in their areas.

The poll didn’t appear to mention the fact that the company behind Jersey Shore, 495 Productions, has forked over dough to have Seaside Heights officers on-hand during off-duty hours to ensure the public safety of crowds on the boardwalk during filming.

The law was introduced by New Jersey Assemblyman Ronald Dancer last month.

Jersey Shore Season 6, of course, is the final season of the show, so it likely wouldn’t be impacted by the legislation if approved.

For what it’s worth, some residents of the New Jersey community have insisted that the show has benefitted the local economy.

Jersey Shore airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.


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10.20.2012 / 01:52 AM EDT by Amanda Bell
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