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Happy Days Are Here Again?

Following Donald Trump's election as president, Americans are more optimistic about the future than they have been in over four years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe America’s best days are in the future, while 33% say they are in the past. Twenty percent (20%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on December 18-19, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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