A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that Tuesday’s election results made 35% of voters more optimistic about the nation’s future. The results also made 28% more pessimistic while 37% said it didn’t impact them one way or the other.
Men, by a 40% to 28% margin, were more optimistic. Women were more evenly divided: 31% more optimistic and 28% more pessimistic.
Forty-three percent (43%) of Democrats were more upbeat while 28% more discouraged. Among Republicans, 32% were more positive and 26% more negative. Independent voters were split right down the middle: 29% more optimistic, 29% more pessimistic, and 42% who say their mood hasn’t changed (see question wording and crosstab results).
This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted November 7-8, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
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