43% Say United States in On the Right Track


For the week ending September 6, 2019, 43% of Registered Voters nationwide believe the United States is on the Right Track. That’s unchanged from each of the past three weeks. For most of 2019, the number saying the country is on the right track stayed between 40% and 42%. Over the past couple of months, it has reached 43% on several occasions and 44% once.

Forty-eight percent (48%) of men believe the country is heading in the right direction along with 38% of women (see crosstab results).

Additionally, 17% 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 the federal government.  In between are 41% 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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