March 16, 2011
Just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters say the country is heading in the right direction, the lowest level of confidence found since before President Obama’s inauguration in January 2009.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, March 13, 72% of voters now say the country is heading down the wrong track, also at its highest level since before the inauguration.
Support for repeal of the national health care law, passed by congressional Democrats a year ago, stands at 62%, the highest level since May of last year. The number of voters who believe the plan will increase the cost of care has tied its highest level since the law’s passage last March.
Only one-out-of-three (33%) workers nationwide expect to earn more money a year from now, marking the lowest level of optimism in nearly two years.
While the economy keeps stumbling along, voters continue to express little confidence in government as the solution.
December 16, 2010
Just 23% of likely U.S. voters now say the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey taken the week ending Sunday, December 12. Down three points from last week, it’s the most pessimistic finding since January 2009.
Confidence that the country is moving in the right direction is down to 42% among Democrats from 59% the week before Election Day.
Among all voters, confidence in the nation’s current course had been hovering around the 30% mark since last November except for a brief burst of enthusiasm, largely among Democratic voters, just after Congress’ passage of the national health care bill in late March.
Seventy percent (71%) of voters say the country now is heading down the wrong track, the highest level found since March. Following passage of the health care bill, this number fell slightly but has since returned to levels found prior to the passage of the bill.
Forty-nine percent (49%) of those in President Obama’s party feel the country is on the wrong track. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Republicans and 76% of voters not affiliated with either political party agree.