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38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

Monday, January 23, 2017

Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending January 19.   

That’s up three points from the previous week and the highest level of optimism since February 2013.  After being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, the weekly finding has now been at 30% or higher every week since mid-October.

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The national telephone survey of 2,500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports from January 15-19, 2017. 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.

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