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26% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

For the second week in a row, 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, July 28.

That ties the finding from the previous weekthe lowest level of confidence since mid-January 2012. Confidence in the country's direction rose steadily last fall, peaking at a high of 43% the week just before Election Day. It's been gradually decreasing ever since.

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The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 22-28, 2013. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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