44% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction; Highest Level of Optimism in 2019


For the week ending July 19, 2019, 44% of Registered Voters nationwide believe the United States is on the Right Track.

That matches the highest level of the year and is just the fourth time that figure has topped  42%.

Forty-nine percent (49%) of men believe the country is heading in the right direction along with 40% of women (see crosstab results).

Additionally, 18% of all voters now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or all of the time. Forty-three percent (43%) rarely or never trust it.  In between are 39% who trust the federal government some of the time.

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These weekly updates are based upon interviews approximately 7,000 Registered Voters conducted over the prior seven days. All research is conducted by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic Profile of the sample). Half of the sample is asked about whether the country is on the right track and the other half about trust in government. The margin of sampling error is +/- 1.7 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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