New Jerseyans feel the economic pinch

A Quinnipiac poll released this morning paints a bleak picture of New Jerseyans’ economic status, though a majority see hope under a Barack Obama administration.

Fifty-nine percent of New Jersey voters say that they are financially worse off than last year, but 66 percent believe the economy will get better under Obama.

“While only about a quarter think things will be better next year, there is broad optimism the Obama administration will be able to fix the nation’s economic problems,” said pollster Clay Richards.

Fifty-five percent of voters describe their economic status as either “excellent” or “good,” while 43 percent say it’s “not so good” or “poor.”

Of employed registered voters, 41 percent are “very worried” or “somewhat worried” about losing their jobs.

The poll surveyed 2,020 registered voters between November 13 and 17 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percent.

New Jerseyans feel the economic pinch