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30% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Thirty percent (30%) 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 June 8.

This is unchanged from the week before.The number who say the country is heading in the right direction has been in the narrow range of 28% to 30% for 21 out of the 25 weeks since mid-December.

Early last October during the federal government shutdown, confidence in the country’s course fell to 13%, the lowest finding in five years.

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters now think the country is headed down the wrong track, down one point from the week before. Eighty percent (80%) felt the country was on the wrong track in early October.

A year ago, 31% said the country was heading in the right direction, while 62% said it was going down the wrong track.

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 The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on June 2-8, 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-six percent (86%) of Republicans and 65% of voters not affiliated with either major political party think the country is on the wrong track. Democrats think the country is head in the right direction by a 49% to 41% margin.
 Ninety percent (90%) of voters who say they are members of Tea Party believe the country is on the wrong track. Fifty-seven percent (57%) of those not associated with that movement agree.

A plurality (47%) of black voters thinks the country is heading in the right direction. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of whites and 54% of other minority voters disagree.
 Eighty percent (80%) of conservative voters and 57% of moderates believe the country is headed down the wrong track. Liberals by a 48% to 41% margin believe it is heading in the right direction.

Sixty-three percent (63%) of the Political Class  believe the country is heading in the right direction, while 74% of Mainstream voters think it is headed down the wrong track

Democrats lead Republicans by four points on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot.

The Rasmussen Consumer and Investor Indexes which measure daily consumer and investor confidence have reached their highest marks in seven years. 

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Working Americans expect to be making more money a year from now, a four-year high.

Sixty-one percent (61%) of Americans believe the United States has become too politically correct.

Just 16% of all voters say they personally have been helped by the new national health care law, while 31% say they have been hurt by the law instead. 

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