For the week ending November 2, 2018, (44%) of Registered Voters nationwide believe the United States is on the Right Track. That’s up three points from a week ago. ScottRasmussen.com polling also found that 56% disagree and believe we have gotten off on the wrong track.
Both men and women are a bit more optimistic this week. Still, there is a significant gender gap. Just 39% of women believe the country is on the right track along with 50% of men. Both totals are up three points from a week ago (see question wording and crosstab results).
Additionally, 21% of voters now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or all of the time. Nearly twice as many–39%–rarely or never trust it. In between are 40% who trust the federal government some of the time.
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This Generic Ballot data is based upon a survey of 5,000 Registered Voters were surveyed by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Interviews were conducted between October 28 and November 2, 2018. A total of 3,167 Voters indicated that they will “Definitely” vote and are considered the most likely voters.
For the full Registered Voter sample, the statistical margin of error is approximately +/- 1.4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. For the results based upon the most likely voters, it is +/- 1.8.
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