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Poll Shows New Jersey Residents Worried Over Inflation

President Barack Obama (credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll finds many New Jerseyans still feeling the effects of the recession and worried about inflation.

The Fairleigh Dickinson University-PublicMind poll out Wednesday asked people if they believe they’re better off financially now than they were a year ago.

Just 26 percent said yes. Forty-five percent said their financial situation has gotten worse.

Nearly two-thirds said they’re very concerned about inflation and rising prices.

The telephone survey of 610 randomly selected adults who participate in their household’s financial decisions was conducted March 29-April 4. It has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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