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32% in Illinois Say Current Government Policies Have U.S. Economy on Right Course

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

While President Obama still earns a higher approval rating in his home state than he does nationally, Illinois voters aren’t optimistic about the federal government’s current policies.  

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely voters in the state finds that only 32% say the current policies of the federal government have put the U.S. economy on the right course.  Just under half (48%) disagree and feel these policies have derailed the country from the correct path.  Twenty percent (20%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here) Still, these findings are slightly more optimistic than results found nationally.

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Illinois was conducted on September 21, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

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