10/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Jersey Shore' A Stain On The State Says New Poll

What makes the cast of Jersey Shore behave the way they do? Is it where they're from or where they film? The people of New Jersey may be embarrassed about the wild scenes depicted on MTV's smash hit show, but they're defending themselves by pointing out that most of the GTL-obsessed cast hails from New York.

In a new Quinnipiac University poll of Garden State residents, 51 percent said they had an unfavorable view of the show, while just 11 percent had a favorable view. The rest were undecided.

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