Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Twenty-five percent (25%) 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 September 21.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters now believe the nation is heading down the wrong track. That's up one point from the previous survey.
A year ago at this time, 28% said the country was heading in the right direction, while 65% thought it was going down the wrong track. Early last October during the partial federal government shutdown, confidence in the country’s course fell to 13%, the lowest finding in five years, with 80% who said the country was on the wrong track.
The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on September 15-21, 2014. 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.
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Republicans and 71% of voters not affiliated with either major political party think the country is on the wrong track. Democrats are almost evenly divided.
A plurality (48%) of blacks thinks the country is headed in the right direction. Seventy-two percent (72%) of whites and 55% of other minority voters think the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Sixty percent (60%) of the Political Class believe the country is headed in the right direction, but 75% of Mainstream voters disagree.
Voters increasingly believe the U.S. economy is unfair to small business owners and those willing to work hard.
Americans continue to feel that buying a home is a family’s best investment, but they are closely divided over whether now is the opportune time for someone in their area to sell their house.
President Obama is attending a United Nations-sponsored summit meeting this week that is focused on reaching an international agreement to fight global warming. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans believe the world is headed toward an irreversible catastrophe if the UN fails to deal with global warming.
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