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Top ten states with the most and least people who'd leave if they could: Suck it, New Jersey

Last month, we posted about the top eight ways Colorado kicks the sh*t out of New Jersey based on surveys compiled by Governor John Hickenlooper's office in which our fair state crushed NJ after the latter's guv, Chris Christie, made negative comments about the impact of the local marijuana industry.

Here's another indication that Colorado is a more attractive place to live than NJ: a new Gallup poll ranking states by how many people would move away if they could. Continue for two lists, with the first focusing on the ten states with the most residents who'd like to split and the second listing the ten with the smallest number of possible movers -- and as you'll see, there's a lot more satisfaction among Coloradans than New Jerseyites. Check out the results below.

States where the most residents would leave if they could:

Number 10: Mississippi Number that would leave: 39 percent Number 9: Louisiana Number that would leave: 40 percent Number 8: Massachusetts Number that would leave: 41 percent Number 7: New York Number that would leave: 41 percent Number 6: New Jersey Number that would leave: 41 percent

Continue to keep counting down the states with the most and least people who'd leave if they could. States where the most residents would leave if they could, continued:

Number 5: Rhode Island Number that would leave: 42 percent Number 4: Nevada Number that would leave: 43 percent Number 3: Maryland Number that would leave: 47 percent Number 2: Connecticut Number that would leave: 49 percent Number 1: Illinois Number that would leave: 50 percent

Continue to keep counting down the states with the most and least people who'd leave if they could. States where the fewest residents would leave if they could:

Number 10: Wyoming Number that would leave: 27 percent Number 9: South Dakota Number that would leave: 26 percent Number 8: Minnesota Number that would leave: 25 percent Number 7: Colorado Number that would leave: 25 percent Number 6: Texas Number that would leave: 24 percent

Continue to keep counting down the states with the most and least people who'd leave if they could. States where the fewest residents would leave if they could, continued:

Number 5: New Hampshire Number that would leave: 24 percent Number 4: Oregon Number that would leave: 24 percent Number 3: Maine Number that would leave: 23 percent Number 2: Hawaii Number that would leave: 23 percent Number 1: Montana Number that would leave: 23 percent

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