Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Thirty-one percent (31%) 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, March 17.
Voter optimism in the nation’s current course is up two points from the previous week but still remains at a level not seen since August of last year. Confidence in the nation's course peaked at a high of 43% the week before Election Day but has gradually come down since then.
In the latest survey, 60% of voters think the country is heading down the wrong track. That's down four points from 64% the week before which tied the highest level of pessimism measured since August 2012. From January 2009 until October 2012, belief that the country was on the wrong track ranged from 55% to 80%, but it tracked in the low 50s from just before Election Day until early December.
The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen March 11-17, 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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