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Poll: Fewer think AC boardwalk wrecked by Sandy

Published On: Jan 17 2013 01:07:49 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2013 01:13:21 PM EST
Atlantic City Sandy damage


A worker in Atlantic City, N.J., uses a backhoe to move sand near the boardwalk after Superstorm Sandy.


A new survey finds fewer people erroneously think the Atlantic City Boardwalk was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

The Atlantic City Alliance, the new marketing arm of the casino resort, said 25 percent of respondents now believe the nation's first boardwalk was ruined by the Oct. 29 storm.

A survey in November found 41 percent of respondents believed the entire Boardwalk was gone.

In reality, only a two-block portion of a previously damaged and condemned section that had been slated for demolition washed away in the storm. The main boardwalk behind the nine oceanfront casinos came through the storm unscathed.

Tourism officials have been working hard to dispel that erroneous image, which was circulated in some media reports during the storm.