The Number 47 Strikes Again

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: Job seekers line-up to attend a job fair at a Holiday Inn on April 18, 2012 in New York City. Although the unemployment rate slipped to 8.2 percent in March, job growth slowed with nonfarm payroll employment rising by only 120,000 raising fears that the labor market could stall again. Most political analysts believe that this years the presidential race will be primarily based on the economic outlook for America. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2012 Getty Images

According to a new Siena College poll, 47 percent of New York state residents believe that they are worse off financially than they were four years ago. Only 37 percent said they are better off and — while the report did not say how many city people were included in the sample — we're pretty sure that at least some of those 37-percenters are Manhattanites