polls

President Romney? Gamblers Say Don't Bet on It

We've heard from poll after poll in recent months predicting who would win the presidential race: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. But poll respondents don't have anything to lose when they give their opinions. Gamblers betting on the outcome do, and they give overwhelming odds to one candidate.

Does Rising Economic Confidence Spell Trouble for Romney?

A boost in confidence in the U.S. economy could be bad news for Mitt Romney's presidential bid. Though Romney's campaign has tried to paint the Obama presidency as unsuccessful at boosting the economy, The U.S. Gallup Economic Confidence Index surged after the DNC.

The New 65 Is 70: Retirement Age Shifts Upward

Almost a quarter of Americans and Canadians say they expect to work past the age of 70, and 6% say they'll likely retire after their 80th birthday -- two years longer than the nations' life expectancy, a recent Nielsen survey found. And it's not just a North American trend.

What's the 'Most Romantic' U.S. City?

In the U.S., which is the most romantic city of all? It depends on who you ask. According to Redbox's list, based on the number of romantic comedies rented, the answer is Greensboro, N.C. Meanwhile, Alexandria, Va., topped Amazon's list based on romantic purchases.

Why Jobs are Essential to the Economy

Americans who are unemployed or underemployed are three times as likely to fall behind on their bills as those who are fully employed, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

Growing Public Support for Tax Package

Gallup, Pew Center and Washington Post/ABC News surveys all showed that Americans, for the most part, support the tax package approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

U.S. Consumer Spending Grew in October

U.S. consumer spending grew about 7% in October from September, but remained down 5% from the same month last year, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Most Americans Say the Recession Isn't Over Yet

About three out of four Americans say the U.S. is still in a recession, with Republicans and women slightly more pessimistic about the U.S. economy than Democrats and men, according to a recent AOL survey.

Poll: Americans Split on Control of Congress

Americans are evenly split on which political party should control Congress, while about a third of likely voters are apathetic, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Monday.

Is Immigration Bad for the Economy? Many Say Yes

A new Financial Times/Harris poll finds that many people in the U.S. and Europe -- more than 30%, and in some cases more than 60% -- believe immigration -- not just illegal immigration -- has a negative impact on the economy, jobs and public services.

Obama's Business-Friendly Proposals Aim to Quiet His Critics

Recognizing that voters are worried about the economy, President Obama is offering an olive branch to his critics with a $50 billion infrastructure plan and a deal to make the R&D tax credit permanent. Conservatives say it's too little too late, but the game is far from over for the Democrats.

Will Michigan Pick the Tough Nerd or the Angry Mayor?

After Tuesday's primary, the governor's race in Michigan sounds like a battle between comic book villains. The GOP's Rick Snyder, former head of Gateway Computer, calls himself "one tough nerd." His Democratic foe, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, has the nickname "America's Angriest Mayor."

Public Confidence in Social Security on the Wane, Poll Says

Public confidence in the social security systems is on the wane, according to a USA Today/ Gallup poll. Six out of ten non-retirees think Social Security won%u2019t be able to pay them benefits when they stop working. Three-fourths of those aged 18 to 34 don%u2019t expect any kind of social security check when they retire. A majority of retirees also say they expect their current benefits to be cut.