While a new Gallup Poll finds that voters 65 and older have moved from "a reliably Democratic to a reliably Republican group" over the past two decades, voters in the next-oldest age bracket - 50 to 64 - haven't followed suit and still show an outright preference for the Democratic Party.
Officials at Gallup poll apparently broke out the rose-colored glasses when they reported Thursday that Americans are more optimistic about the availability of good jobs.
If you could skip through time and live forever at a certain point in life, what age would it be? Given our traditionally youth-obsessed culture and penchant for nostalgia, you might guess that most Americans would choose to be perpetual teenagers.
Americans continue to be widely divided about labor unions, according to Gallup's annual Labor Day poll. This year's approval rating rose slightly above the last two years, from 52 percent to 54 percent. That's still pretty close to the all-time low of 48 percent in 2009. The all-time high: 75 percent in the mid-1950s.
Fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, 60 percent of blacks believe that whites have better chances than they do to get jobs for which they are qualified, a new Gallup poll shows.
Is there bias in the U.S. criminal justice system? Unpublished data from a recent Gallup poll point up marked differences in views divided not only by race but also by age.
Polls 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.
Thinking 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.
Two 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.
Unless 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.
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