EDISON - A national survey says it seems people in the rest of the country don't like New Jersey.

Exposure to TV and the Turnpike may explain why New Jersey finds itself in negative territory in the new poll.

Resident Luke Richardson is a proud New Jerseyan, born and raised. He says outsiders fail to see the abundant beauty of our state. News 12 New Jersey also spoke with local painters who say they have found plenty to inspire them.