Monday, January 30, 2017
Forty-seven percent (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending January 26.
That’s up nine points from the previous weekand the highest level of optimism in over 12 years of regular surveying. After being in the mid- to upper 20s for much of 2016, the weekly finding has now been at 30% or higher every week since mid-October. This is the first time it’s been in the 40s since late 2012, but it remains to be seen whether this finding represents a new burst of optimism or is just a one-week statistical hiccup.