Americans are not expecting to retire until much later in life according to a new Gallup poll. Since the recession started the number of people who don’t think they will retire until they are past age 65 has increased significant.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 10, 2013 11:25 am|
No other part of our government’s bureaucracy, including our tax system and health care system, is seen as more broken than our immigration system. It is viewed as almost uniquely dysfunctional.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 29, 2013 8:30 am|
Two-thirds of the country wanted the Senate to approve the gun background checks amendment, which failed to get 60 votes last week.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 15, 2013 2:35 pm|
While it seems Congress has forgotten that we have been suffering with unacceptably high unemployment for years regular Americans have not. Once again the top concern for Americans is the economy and followed a close second by unemployment.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 12, 2013 2:10 pm|
It would seem the American people only fall into two camps when it comes to undocumented immigrants. There is a small fraction who strongly oppose letting them stay in any way and the large majority who would support offering a pathway to citizenship.
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 8, 2013 7:40 am|
For the second year in a row the number of people concerned about global warming has increased. According to Gallup, 58 percent of Americans are worried a great deal about global warming. This is a large increase from 2011 when only 51 percent of Americans were concerned about it, but it is only a return to where the public was on this issue before the Wall Street crash.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday March 21, 2013 6:55 am|
Apparently, America is full of Keynesians or at least regular people understand the real crisis we are facing right now is the high unemployment not long term deficit projects. A new Gallup poll found that Americans overwhelming support government spending on jobs programs. From Gallup:
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 6, 2013 8:45 am|
While most Americans don’t think immigration reform is a top concern at this time, they do overwhelmingly support all the basic components of a potential deal. The vast majority of Americans support creating a way for undocumented immigrants already here to stay, as well as measures to slow undocumented immigration in the future
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 28, 2013 4:19 pm|
The reason the law ending DADT caused almost no controversy wasn’t because it was the product of slow process of bipartisan legislative concession building. It caused no controversy because the vast majority of Americans saw it as the right thing to do.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday January 24, 2013 9:22 am|
Recently Gallup released two sets of polls on gun control which highlight why it will be very difficult for President Obama to achieve anything legislative over the next two years. When asked individually about the gun reform ideas Obama recently endorsed Gallup found all the proposals had majority support.