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Friday, April 20, 2018

Direction Of Country

Right Track Wrong Track Polls

Polling Data

Optimism began easing up again in mid-December of 2011, but now has cratered amid the various challenges facing our nation under the Obama administration. Overall, the average direction of country polling spread has varied from at least 25% negative to upwards of 40% who say the direction of country is heading in the wrong direction, or on the wrong track.

After President Obama assumed office in January 2009, optimism in direction of country surveys was headed in the right direction, with the number of voters rising to an average of 40% in early May of that year. However, in 2010 and 2011, confidence fell to the narrow range of 14% to 19%, which are levels similar to those measured during the final months of the George W. Bush administration.