Apr 25, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
A new Gallup Poll out this morning finds a record 53% of Americans who aren't retired figure by the time they reach their so-called golden years they won't be able to afford it.
That percentage is up about 20 points since 2002.
This isn't just some hypothetical political discussion point.
Polls and interviews show an almost palpable sense of unease across the country these days as one-time givens -- a family's home is its largest and safest investment, for instance -- turn to mush in a new era of perpetual fiscal and partisan political uncertainty.