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Poll: 43 percent of NY'ers say they paid too much in taxes

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Some New Yorkers believe they're paying too much to the government.

According to the latest Siena Research Institute poll, 43 percent of those polled said they paid too much this year, while 42 percent believe they paid the right amount.

A little more than half of New Yorkers are getting a refund, and 60 percent of those said they plan to use the money to pay off bills.

In order to close the federal deficit, 52 percent of state residents believe we should increase the taxes paid by high earners.

The poll also shows 43 percent of all New Yorkers and 62 percent of Republicans prefer lower taxes across the board.

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