42% Say US on Right Track; 17% Trust Federal Government

For the week ending January 11, 2019, 42% of Registered Voters nationwide believe the United States is on the Right Track. That’s unchanged from a week ago. ScottRasmussen.com polling also found that 58% disagree and believe we have gotten off on the wrong track.

Just 37% of voters under 35 believe the country is on the right track. That rises to 45% among voters over 50 (see question wording and crosstab results).

Additionally, 17% of voters now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or all of the time. That’s up a point from a week ago and down one from two weeks ago. Forty-three percent (43%) rarely or never trust it.  In between are 40% who trust the federal government some of the time.

Data released this past week includes the following:

Voters Show Strong Support for Elizabeth Warren’s Government Reform Plans

Voters Deeply Divided on Fairness of Economic System

Supreme Court Approval Ratings Reach New High

Green New Deal Is Little Known & Has Limited Support

36% Agree That Governments Look Out of Common Good

Voters Have Mixed Views on Warren’s Proposed Corporate Reforms

78% Want Action So That Essential Federal Employees Get Paid During Shutdown

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