More New Jersey residents believe they are better off financially than a year ago, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll released last week.

While a plurality of those polled, 48%, said that they are worse off than last year, that is down from 54% in January 2010. The percentage who said that they are better off than a year ago increased to 25% from 18% in January 2010. The poll was conducted with the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson and included 809 randomly selected adults.

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