Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For the third consecutive week, 27% 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 November 16.
This finding has ranged from 23% to 27% nearly every week since early June and has been below 30% most weeks since June of last year.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters believe the nation is headed down the wrong track. This is also unchanged from the previous survey.
A year ago at this time, 25% said the country was heading in the right direction, while 68% thought it was heading down the wrong track.
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The national telephone survey of 3,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from November 10-16, 2014. 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.
Eighty-six percent (86%) of Republicans and 66% of voters not affiliated with either major political party think the country is on the wrong track. Democrats agree by a narrow 46% to 44% margin.
Seventy-two percent (72%) of whites and 53% of other minority voters say the country is on the wrong track. Fifty-two percent (52%) of blacks think the country is heading in the right direction.
Eighty-three percent (83%) of politically conservative voters and 59% of moderates say the country is headed down the wrong track. Liberal voters are evenly divided on the question.
When it comes to the so-called “net neutrality” effort by the federal government to gain regulatory control over the Internet, most Americans think the government should leave their Internet alone.
Fifty-four percent (54%) are confident in U.S. banks.
Most adults continue to be concerned about inflation.
Voters also continue to rate economic growth as more important than economic fairness.
Forty-four percent (44%) support the new health care law's individual mandate, but fewer support a single-payer health care system run by the government.
President Obama is reportedly about to announce that up to five million illegal immigrants will no longer be subject to deportation, but most voters oppose his plan. The majority, in fact, continue to believe the federal government already isn’t doing enough to send illegal immigrants back home.
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