Half of the New Jersey residents in a recent poll said they would move out of New Jersey if they could.

TheMonmouth University Asbury Park Press poll found that the main reason for the results is the cost of living here in New Jersey, including the high property taxes. The results are part of a seven year trend regarding around half of the state's residents saying they would leave.

On the bright side, 45% of those surveyed said they would like to stay in the Garden State for the rest of their lives. Cost of living was by far the top reason for people wanting to move out with other issues such as congestion, the weather, the environment and poor government all receiving 6% or less.