27% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction
Monday, June 15, 2015
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending June 11.
This finding is down three points from 30% the week before, which was the first time in nearly two months that this finding had edged out of the 20s. From late December through the beginning of March, 30% or more of voters said every week that the country was heading in the right direction after generally being in the mid- to high 20s weekly since mid-June 2013.
Sixty-five percent (65%) now believe the nation is headed down the wrong track, up two points from a week ago.
A year ago at this time, 26% felt the country was heading in the right direction, while 67% thought it was on the wrong track.
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The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from June 7-11, 2015. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Eighty-one percent (81%) of Republicans and 71% of voters not affiliated with either major political party think the country is on the wrong track. Democrats are evenly divided.
Most voters of all ages agree the country is headed in the wrong direction, but voters 40 and over believe that even more strongly.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of whites believe the country is headed down the wrong track, a view shared by 57% of blacks and 55% of other minority voters.
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