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New Low: 29% Think America’s Best Days Still Lie Ahead

Fewer voters than ever think the nation’s best days are still to come.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters think America’s best days are in the future, down four points from 33% in April and the lowest finding in regular surveying for nearly eight years. More than half (52%) of voters believe the country’s best days are behind us, up from 48% in April. This ties October’s recent high and is one of the few times this figure has passed the 50% mark.   Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here).

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 7-8, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 7-8, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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