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17% Say U.S. Heading In Right Direction

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just 17% of Likely U.S. Voters now say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, July 24.  That finding is the lowest measured since January 11, 2009.  

From August 2007 to early January 2009, confidence in the nation’s current course ranged from a low of 10% to a high of 24%.  When President Obama assumed office, optimism rose to 27% and climbed to the low to mid 30s until May 2009.  That figure has steadily declined since. 

Seventy-five percent (75%) of voters say the country is heading down the wrong track, the highest finding since early January 2009.

Most Republicans (91%) and voters not affiliated with either political party (77%) believe the country is heading down the wrong track.  Even a strong majority (58%) of Democrats now say the country is heading in the wrong direction. 

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