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America's Best Days

Fewer Voters Think Allies Should Follow America's Lead

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Voters continue to show little optimism about America’s future and feel less strongly about this nation's leadership role.

Thirty-two percent (32%) of Likely U.S. Voters now think America’s best days are in the future, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down from 34% in October but still above the all-time low of 29% last July. Forty-six percent (46%) think America’s best days are already in the past, but that’s down from 51% in the previous survey and is the lowest finding in a year. Another 22% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national telephone survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on January 13-14, 2015. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3.5 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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