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In Politics, Which Way Are Hispanics of All Ages Leaning?

Posted on 07/17/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin TodayPolls have the power to buoy politicians and political parties. (Who wouldn’t be happy, after all, to know that they’re on track to win an election?) At the same time, though, they can dole out bad cases of political heartburn. That surely is the case with a new Gallup poll that serves up the following finding: “Hispanics of all ages in the United States today are more than twice as likely to identify with or lean to the Democratic Party …

A Retirement Reality Check, Courtesy of Gallup

Posted on 05/23/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsThinking about your eventual retirement? If you’re relatively well-off, you’re probably confident that your tax-deferred savings will provide your major source of income. But if you’re at the other end of the income ladder, you’re more likely to count on Social Security benefits to tide you over. Those are some of the findings of a newly released Gallup poll that reveals glaring contrasts between how nonretired Americans from different income levels expect to fund their retirement years. The key takeaways: Among …

Home Ownership and the Value of Paychecks

Posted on 04/23/2013 by |Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsTwo reports are out on home ownership and how far paychecks go in certain cities. They’re not related, except that you need a paycheck to buy a home, generally, but I found the research interesting. In the Gallup report, the findings showed that the recent housing bust didn’t scare off most younger adults from chasing the American dream of home ownership. Of some 3,400 people polled, nearly 70 percent of those ages 18 to 29, and almost 30 percent of …

In the Presidential Election, Age Does Matter, But Only If You’re . . .

Posted on 05/30/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsUnless you bend over backwards to avoid reading about politics (in which case, would you be here?), you probably know that President Barack Obama does better among younger voters than Mitt Romney, and that Romney does better among older voters than Obama. Consider, for example, Gallup’s analysis of more than 15,000 daily tracking interviews with registered voters conducted from April 11 to May 16, 2012. It shows Obama and Romney tied at 46 percent each. Among voters aged 18 to …