Weekly Monitor: 46% Rarely or Never Trust Federal Government to Do the Right Thing

Forty-six percent (46%) of Registered Voters nationwide believe the United States is on the Right Track. For the week ending October 12, 2018, the ScottRasmussen.com survey found found that only 16% trust it most or all of the time. In between, are 38% who trust the federal government some of the time.

Additionally, 42% believe the nation is on the right track. There is a significant gender gap on the issue: 47% of men believe the country is on the right track. Just 38% of women agree. This gap is similar to the gender gap found on issues surrounding the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh.

Also similar to the Kavanaugh data, the partisan gap is wider. Seventy-six percent (76%) of Republicans think the country is on the right track. Just 21% of Democrats share that view along with 41% of Independent voters (see question wording and crosstab results).

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All data is presented to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).

This data is based upon a survey of 5,001 Voters surveyed by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Interviews were conducted October 7-12, 2018.  These particular questions were asked of a randomly selected subset of the full sample. A total of 1,649 voters were asked about their trust in government while 1,673 were asked if the nation is on the right track.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor ScottRasmussen.com has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).


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