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Most Think America’s Best Days Are Behind Us

Voters saw a brighter future shortly after Donald Trump’s election, but after a few months in office, they once again think the best this nation has to offer has come and gone.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, when thinking about the nation in the context of history, 52% of Likely U.S. Voters think America’s best days are in the past, while 36% think they’re in the future. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. (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 May 29-30, 2017. 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 May 29-30, 2017. 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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