47 Percent in NY Say They're Worse Off Than in '08: Poll

The Siena College poll was released Friday

A new poll finds that 47 percent of New Yorkers say they are worse off financially than they were four years ago, compared to 37 percent who say their finances have improved.
The Siena College poll released Friday also found that 68 percent of New York state residents support raising the federal income tax for high earners.
Around 75 percent favor increased development of domestic energy sources including oil and natural gas.
New Yorkers are evenly split when it comes to support for recent federal health care reforms. Forty three present said they support the changes. Forty percent favor repealing them.
The telephone survey of 621 New York state residents over 18 was conducted Oct. 2 to 6. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.

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