Monday, March 30, 2015
Twenty-nine percent (29%) 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 March 26.
This finding is up two points from the previous week which marked the lowest level of confidence this year. The number of voters who think the country is heading in the right direction has been 30% or higher most weeks since mid-December after generally being in the mid- to high 20s since mid-June 2013.
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters now believe the nation is headed down the wrong track, down a point from the week before.
A year ago at this time, 28% felt the country was heading in the right direction, while 64% thought it was on the wrong track.
The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from March 22-26, 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.
The older the voter, the more likely he or she is to believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major political party say the country is on the wrong track. Forty-three percent (43%) of Democrats agree, but slightly more (48%) think it’s heading in the right direction.
Black voters are also almost evenly divided over the direction of the country. Sixty-nine percent (69%) of whites and 52% of other minority voters say America's headed down the wrong track.
The more money one earns, the more likely he or she is to think the country is heading in the right direction, but even among those who earn $100,000 or more a year, more than half say the country is headed down the wrong track.
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