Poll: Most LIers' finances unchanged since 2008

The latest News 12 Long Island-Hofstra University poll asked Long Islanders how their family finances have fared over the past four years, and most said

ISLIP - The latest News 12 Long Island-Hofstra University poll asked Long Islanders how their family finances have fared over the past four years, and most said little has changed. Poll responders were asked, "Do you think your family is now financially better off than it was four years ago?" Of those surveyed, 48 percent said their finances are about the same. Just 15 percent said they're better off now than in 2008, while 36 percent said they're worse off. Another 1 percent was undecided. Questions about the economy will certainly weigh heavily on voters' minds as the 2012 election approached. The poll shows that more than 50 percent of Long Islanders believe jobs and the economy are the most important issues this election. Poll: 50% of Long Islanders would vote for Obama todayFull News 12-Hofstra Poll Results

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