As a recent CBS News poll found, age is one of the primary determinants of how a person feels about Social Security and Medicare.
Those phrases are technically undefined, yet still incredibly powerful in America’s political and cultural lexicons. Whether on the floor of the House or out on the campaign trail, America’s politicians are quick to employ these terms.
Democrats are hanging their electoral hopes for 2014 on the belief that Americans will support a party that wants to fix the Affordable Care Act over a party that wants to do away with it.
As poll after poll finds that the economy and jobs are top priorities for voters, perceptions about which party is better equipped to handle those issues become increasingly important.
Tonight President Obama delivers his fifth* State of the Union address. Ahead of that speech, this morning, NBC News and Wall Street Journal released their latest survey taking the pulse of the nation. Americans are sour toward Washington and increasingly pessimistic about the future of our nation.