With just hours left before Election Day, it may be useful for those examining the retirement field – mostly neglected as it has been in this campaign – and see what key differences exist between voters and their views on retirement issues.

U.S. News and World Report's Money staff took a look at a series of recent surveys probing politically affiliated voters and their feelings on retirement: Who should pay, what role Social Security should play and what they feel their future prospects look like.

On the issue of responsibility, more Republicans (56 percent) than Democrats (42 percent) are likely to say that the onus for retirement planning falls on the individual, with Democrats more likely to shift the focus to the government and employers.

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