Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey for the week ending November 2.
The number who say the country is heading in the right direction is up one point from a week ago. This finding has now been in the 23% to 27% range nearly every week since early June and has been below 30% most weeks for the past year.
Sixty-six percent (66%) of voters now believe the nation is headed down the wrong track. This is unchanged from the previous survey.
A year ago at this time, 24% said the country was heading in the right direction, while 69% thought it was heading down the wrong track.
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The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from October 27-November 2, 2014. 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.
Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans and 70% of voters not affiliated with either major political party think the country is on the wrong track. Half (50%) of Democrats say the country is heading in the right direction.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters who would choose the Democratic candidate if their local congressional election were held today believe the country is headed in the right direction. Ninety-five percent (95%) of those who would choose the GOP candidate instead say the country is headed down the wrong track.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of whites and 56% of other minority voters say the country is on the wrong track. Fifty-five percent (55%) of blacks disagree.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of the Political Class believe the country is headed in the right direction, but 75% of Mainstream voters disagree.
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