40% Say Country is on Right Track

For the week ending February 15, 2019, 40% of Registered Voters nationwide believe the United States is on the Right Track. That’s unchanged from a week ago and up two points from the week before.

ScottRasmussen.com polling found that 46% of senior citizens believe the country is heading in the right direction. However, among voters under 35, just 33% agree.  Forty-one percent (41%) of voters in between agree that the nation on the Right Track (see crosstab results).

During the past couple of weeks, confidence in the U.S. economy increased as well.

Additionally, 17% of voters now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or all of the time. That’s unchanged from a week ago. Forty-five percent (45%) 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).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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