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Pew Research Center. Sept. 2-9, 2014. N=2,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.5.
5/2/11: Co-sponsored by The Washington Post.

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"All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today?"

.

Satisfied Dissatisfied

Unsure

% % %

9/2-9/14

25 71 4

8/20-24/14

24 72 4

7/8-14/14

29 68 4

4/23-27/14

29 65 6

2/12-26/14

28 66 6

1/15-19/14

26 69 5

10/30 - 11/6/13

21 75 3

10/9-13/13

14 81 5

7/17-21/13

27 67 6

5/1-5/13

30 65 5

2/13-18/13

31 64 5

1/9-13/13

30 66 4

12/17-19/12

25 68 7

12/5-9/12

33 62 5

10/18-21/12

32 61 8

6/28 - 7/9/12

31 64 5

6/7-17/12

28 68 5

5/9 - 6/3/12

29 64 7

4/4-15/12

24 69 6

2/8-12/12

28 66 6

1/11-16/12

21 75 4

9/22 - 10/4/11

17 78 5

8/17-21/11

17 79 4

7/20-24/11

17 79 4

6/15-19/11

23 73 4

5/5-8/11

30 62 8

5/2/11

32 60 8

3/8-14/11

22 73 5

2/2-7/11

26 68 5

1/5-9/11

23 71 6

12/1-5/10

21 72 7

11/4-7/10

23 69 8

9/23-26/10

30 63 7

8/25 - 9/6/10

25 71 5

6/24-27/10

27 64 9

5/13-16/10

28 64 7

4/21-26/10

29 66 5

4/1-5/10

31 63 6

3/11-21/10

25 69 5

3/10-14/10

23 71 7

2/3-9/10

23 71 6

1/6-10/10

27 69 4
10/28 - 11/8/09 25 67 7
9/30 - 10/4/09 25 67 7
9/10-15/09 * 30 64 7
8/20-27/09 28 65 7
8/11-17/09 28 65 7
7/22-26/09 28 66 6
6/10-14/09 30 64 5
4/28 - 5/12/09 34 58 8
3/31 - 4/6/09 23 70 7
1/7-11/09 20 73 7
12/3-7/08 13 83 4
10/9-12/08 11 86 3
9/9-14/08 25 69 6
7/31 - 8/10/08 21 74 5
7/23-27/08 19 74 7
6/18-29/08 19 76 5
5/21-25/08 18 76 6
3/19-22/08 22 72 6
1/30 - 2/2/08 24 70 6
12/07 27 66 7
10/17-23/07 28 66 6
2/1-13/07 30 61 9
1/10-15/07 32 61 7
12/6-10/06 28 65 7
11/9-12/06 28 64 8
9/21 - 10/4/06 30 63 7
7/6-19/06 30 65 5
5/06 * 29 65 6
2/8 - 3/7/06 32 63 5
1/4-8/06 34 61 5
11/9-27/05 34 59 7
10/05 29 65 6
7/05 35 58 7
5/05 * 39 57 4
2/16-21/05 38 56 6
1/5-9/05 40 54 6
12/1-16/04 39 54 7
10/15-19/04 36 58 6
7/8-18/04 38 55 7
5/3-9/04 33 61 6
2/24-29//04 * 39 55 6
12/19/03 - 1/4/04 45 48 7
12/15-17/03 44 47 9
10/03 38 56 6
7-8/03 40 53 7
4/03 50 41 9
1/22-29/03 34 58 8
1/8-12/03 44 50 6
8/02 47 44 9
5/02 44 44 12
3/02 50 40 10
9/21-25/01 57 34 9
8/21 - 9/5/01 41 53 6
6/01 43 52 5
3/01 47 45 8
2/01 46 43 11
1/01 55 41 4
9/00 51 41 8
6/00 47 45 8
4/00 48 43 9
1/99 53 41 6
11/98 46 44 10
8/27 - 9/8/98 54 42 4
8/21-24/98 55 41 4
7/29 - 8/2/98 50 44 6
2/98 59 37 4
1/98 46 50 4
9/97 45 49 6
8/97 49 46 5
1/97 38 58 4

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* "Overall, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in our country today?"


 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2014. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.
RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where noted.

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"Do you think things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track?" Options rotated

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Right
direction
Wrong
track
Unsure    
% % %    

9/4-7/14

31 65 5    

4/24-27/14

30 66 4    

1/20-23/14

35 62 2    

11/14-17/13

27 70 3    

10/17-20/13

28 68 4    

7/18-21/13

36 60 4    

5/16-19/13

39 57 4    

1/10-13/13

39 57 5    

10/10-13/12 RV

42 56 3    

9/26-29/12 RV

38 60 2    

8/22-25/12

31 67 3    

7/5-8/12

33 63 4    

4/5-8/12

33 64 3    

1/12-15/12

30 68 2    

10/31 - 11/3/11

22 74 3    

8/29 - 9/1/11

20 77 3    

6/2-5/11

32 66 2    

1/13-16/11

38 60 3    

12/9-12/10

31 67 2    

6/3-6/10

37 60 3    

3/23-26/10

38 60 2    

1/12-15/10

37 62 1    

11/12-15/09

44 55 2    

10/15-18/09

44 54 2    

8/13-17/09

44 55 1    

6/18-21/09

47 50 3    

4/21-24/09

50 48 2    

3/26-29/09

42 57 1    

2/19-22/09

31 67 2    

1/13-16/09

19 78 3    

12/11-14/08

15 82 3    

 

Gallup Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2014. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

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"In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?"

.

  Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure
  % % %

9/4-7/14

23 76 2

8/7-10/14

22 76 2

7/7-10/14

24 73 3

6/5-8/14

23 74 3

5/8-11/14

25 74 2

4/3-6/14

24 74 2

3/6-9/14

25 73 2

2/6-9/14

22 77 2

1/5-8/14

23 75 2

12/5-8/13

23 76 1

11/7-10/13

20 78 3

10/3-6/13

16 82 2

9/5-8/13

23 75 2

8/7-11/13

22 75 2

7/10-14/13

28 68 3

6/1-4/13

27 71 2

5/2-7/13

24 74 2

4/4-14/13

30 67 3

3/7-10/13

21 77 2

2/7-10/13

27 72 2

1/7-10/13

25 71 4

12/14-17/12

23 72 5

11/15-18/12

31 68 1

11/3-4/12

33 64 2

10/15-16/12

30 68 2

9/6-9/12

30 68 2

8/20-22/12

25 73 2

8/9-12/12

23 75 2

7/9-12/12

28 69 3

6/7-10/12

20 77 2

5/3-6/12

24 74 2

4/9-12/12

24 74 2

3/8-11/12

26 72 2

2/2-5/12

22 77 1

1/5-8/12

18 80 2

12/15-18/11

15 84 1

11/28 - 12/1/11

14 86 1

11/3-6/11

12 86 2

10/6-9/11

13 85 2

9/8-11/11

11 88 1

8/11-14/11

11 88 1

7/7-10/11

16 81 2

6/9-12/11

20 78 2

5/5-8/11

26 72 2

4/20-23/11

22 75 3

4/7-11/11

19 78 3

3/3-6/11

18 80 2

2/2-5/11

23 75 2

1/7-9/11

19 78 3

12/10-12/10

17 81 2

11/4-7/10

19 79 1

10/28-31/10

22 75 3

10/7-10/10

21 77 2

9/13-16/10

19 79 1

8/27-30/10

20 78 2

8/5-8/10

21 77 2

7/8-11/10

21 76 3

6/11-13/10

23 75 1

5/24-25/10

25 73 2

5/3-6/10

24 74 2

4/8-11/10

27 71 2

3/26-28/10

23 75 2

3/4-7/10

19 79 2

2/1-3/10

21 77 2

1/8-10/10

23 76 2

12/11-13/09

25 73 2

11/5-8/09

24 74 1

10/16-19/09

26 72 2

10/1-4/09

26 71 3

8/31 - 9/2/09

29 70 1

12/4-7/08

10 88 2

11/13-16/08

11 87 2

11/7-9/08

13 84 3

10/31 - 11/2/08

13 85 2

10/10-12/08

7 91 1

10/3-5/08

9 90 1

9/8-11/08

21 77 2

8/21-23/08

18 81 1

8/7-10/08

17 80 3

7/10-13/08

17 81 2

6/9-12/08

14 84 2

5/8-11/08

14 85 1

4/6-9/08

15 83 1

3/6-9/08

19 80 2

2/11-14/08

20 78 2

1/4-6/08

24 73 3

12/6-9/07

27 70 3

11/11-14/07

20 76 3

10/12-14/07

26 72 2

10/4-7/07

25 73 2

9/14-16/07

28 71 2

8/13-16/07

24 73 3

7/12-15/07

27 71 3

6/11-14/07

24 74 2

5/10-13/07

25 73 2

4/2-5/07

33 65 2

3/11-14/07

30 68 2

2/1-4/07

34 64 2

1/15-18/07

35 63 2

12/11-14/06

30 69 1

11/9-12/06

31 67 2

11/2-5/06

35 61 4
10/9-12/06 30 68 2

9/7-10/06

32 67 2

8/7-10/06

28 69 3

7/21-23/06

33 65 2

7/6-9/06

32 65 3

6/1-4/06

30 67 2
5/8-11/06 25 72 3
4/10-13/06 27 71 2

3/13-16/06

29 68 2

2/6-9/06

35 62 3

1/20-22/06

35 62 3

1/9-12/06

36 61 3

12/19-22/05

36 62 2

12/5-8/05

35 62 3

11/17-20/05

36 62 2

11/7-10/05

31 66 3

10/24-26/05

35 63 2

10/13-16/05

31 68 1

9/26-28/05

39 59 2

9/12-15/05

34 65 1

8/22-25/05

34 62 4

8/8-11/05

37 60 3

7/25-28/05

40 58 2

7/7-10/05

42 57 1

6/16-19/05

42 56 2

6/6-8/05

38 60 2

5/23-26/05

41 55 4

5/2-5/05

39 58 3

4/4-7/05

38 59 3

3/21-23/05

38 59 3

3/7-10/05

42 56 2

2/21-24/05

45 52 3

2/7-10/05

46 52 2
1/3-5/05 46 53 1
12/5-8/04 45 53 2
11/7-10/04 44 54 2

10/29-31/04

44 53 3

10/11-14/04

41 57 2
9/13-15/04 41 56 3
8/9-11/04 44 55 1
7/8-11/04 41 57 2

6/9-30/04

45 53 2

6/3-6/04

39 59 2

5/7-9/04

37 62 1

5/2-4/04

36 62 2

4/5-8/04

41 57 2
3/8-11/04 39 60 1
2/9-12/04 45 54 1
1/12-15/04 46 53 1
1/2-5/04 55 43 2
12/11-14/03 50 48 2
11/3-5/03 44 54 2
10/6-8/03 41 57 2
9/8-10/03 40 58 2
8/4-6/03 46 52 2
7/7-9/03 50 48 2
6/12-15/03 47 51 2
5/5-7/03 54 45 1
4/7-9/03 55 41 4
3/22-23/03 60 38 2
3/3-5/03 36 61 3
2/17-19/03 39 58 3
2/3-6/03 40 58 2
1/13-16/03 42 56 2
12/5-8/02 46 51 3
11/11-14/02 48 48 4
10/31 - 11/3/02 48 47 5
10/3-6/02 47 49 4
9/5-8/02 47 51 2
8/5-8/02 47 50 3
7/26-28/02 48 49 3
7/22-24/02 49 47 4
7/9-11/02 49 48 3
6/3-6/02 52 44 4
5/6-9/02 56 40 4
4/8-11/02 61 37 2
3/4-7/02 61 37 2
2/4-6/02 61 37 2
1/7-9/02 65 32 3
12/6-9/01 70 28 2
11/8-11/01 65 33 2
10/11-14/01 67 29 4
9/14-15/01 61 36 3
9/7-10/01 43 55 2
8/16-19/01 48 49 3
7/19-22/01 51 46 3
6/11-17/01 51 46 3
5/10-14/01 46 50 4
4/6-8/01 50 47 3
3/5-7/01 53 44 3
2/1-4/01 51 45 4
1/10-14/01 56 41 3
12/2-4/00 51 46 3
11/13-15/00 58 41 1
10/6-9/00 62 36 2
8/29 - 9/5/00 59 38 3
8/18-19/00 63 33 4
7/14-16/00 61 35 4
6/22-25/00 56 39 5
5/18-21/00 55 42 3
4/3-9/00 59 37 4
2/25-27/00 65 32 3
1/7-10/00 69 28 3
9/23-26/99 52 45 3
8/24-26/99 62 35 3
6/11-13/99 55 42 3
5/23-24/99 51 46 3
4/26-27/99 51 45 4
4/13-14/99 58 39 3
2/12-13/99 71 26 3
1/15-17/99 70 28 2
12/28-29/98 50 48 2
10/29 - 11/1/98 60 34 6
8/21-23/98 63 34 3
8/10-12/98 60 36 4
5/8-10/98 59 36 5
4/17-19/98 58 38 4
2/20-22/98 64 32 4
2/13-15/98 59 37 4

1/30-2/1/98

63 35 2
12/18-21/97 50 46 4

8/22-25/97

50 48 2

5/6-7/97

46 51 3
1/10-13/97 50 47 3
11/2-6/94 30 66 4

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Sept. 3-7, 2014. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.
RV = registered voters. LV = likely voters. Except where noted, results are among all adults.

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"All in all, do you think things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel that things are off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Mixed (vol.) Unsure
% % % %
9/3-7/14 RV 23 67 6 4
7/30 - 8/3/14 22 71 5 2
6/11-15/14 25 63 7 5
4/23-27/14 27 63 6 4
3/5-9/14 26 65 5 4
1/22-25/14 28 63 5 4
12/4-8/13 29 64 5 2
10/25-28/13 22 70 4 4
10/7-9/13 14 78 4 4
9/5-8/13 30 62 5 3
7/17-21/13 29 61 6 4
5/30 - 6/2/13 32 59 6 3
4/5-8/13 31 61 5 3
2/21-24/13 32 59 6 3
1/12-15/13 35 57 4 4
12/6-9/12 41 53 3 3
11/1-3/12 LV 42 53 3 2
10/17-20/12 RV 41 53 4 2
9/26-30/12 RV 40 53 5 2
9/12-16/12 RV 39 55 4 2
8/16-20/12 RV 32 61 4 3
7/18-22/12 RV 32 60 5 3
6/20-24/12 31 61 5 3
5/16-20/12 33 58 5 4
4/13-17/12 33 59 6 2
2/29 - 3/3/12 33 58 5 4
1/22-24/12 30 61 5 4
12/7-11/11 22 69 6 3
11/2-5/11 19 73 5 3
10/6-10/11 17 74 5 4
8/27-31/11 19 73 5 3
7/14-17/11 25 67 5 3
6/9-13/11 29 62 6 3
5/5-7/11 36 50 10 4
5/5-7/11 36 50 10 4
3/31 - 4/4/11 28 63 6 3
2/24-28/11 31 60 6 3
1/13-17/11 35 56 5 4
12/9-13/10 28 63 6 3
11/11-15/10 32 58 6 4
10/28-30/10 RV 31 60 5 4
10/14-18/10 RV 32 59 6 3
9/22-26/10 32 59 5 4
8/26-30/10 30 61 6 3
8/5-9/10 32 58 6 4
6/17-21/10 29 62 5 4
5/6-10/10 34 56 6 4
3/11, 13-14/10 33 59 5 3
1/23-25/10 32 58 7 3
1/10-14/10 34 54 10 2
12/11-14/09 33 55 10 2
10/22-25/09 36 52 9 3
9/17-20/09 39 48 10 3
7/24-27/09 39 49 9 3
6/12-15/09 42 46 9 3
4/23-26/09 43 43 10 4
2/26 - 3/1/09 41 44 9 6
1/9-12/09 26 59 9 6
12/5-8/08 26 60 10 4
11/1-2/08 LV 11 76 10 3
10/17-20/08 RV 12 78 7 3
10/4-5/08 RV 12 77 9 2
9/19-22/08 RV 16 73 9 2
8/15-18/08 RV 18 67 12 3
7/18-21/08 RV 13 74 10 3
6/6-9/08 RV 16 71 11 2
4/25-28/08 RV 15 73 10 2
3/7-10/08 RV 20 66 11 3
1/20-22/08 19 68 10 3
12/14-17/07 22 63 13 2
11/1-5/07 21 67 9 3
9/7-10/07 25 63 9 3
7/27-30/07 19 67 11 3
6/8-11/07 19 68 11 2
4/20-23/07 22 66 12 -
3/2-5/07 25 58 14 3
1/17-20/07 28 57 13 2
12/8-11/06 28 58 11 3
10/28-30/06 RV 29 56 13 2
10/13-16/06 RV 26 61 11 2
9/30 - 10/2/06 RV 29 58 11 2
9/8-11/06 RV 31 54 12 3
7/21-24/06 27 60 11 2
6/9-12/06 27 61 10 2
4/21-24/06 24 67 7 2
3/10-13/06 26 62 9 3
1/26-29/06 31 57 10 2
12/9-12/05 30 59 8 3
11/4-7/05 26 63 8 3
10/8-10/05 28 59 10 3
9/9-12/05 32 57 8 3
7/8-11/05 34 52 12 2
5/12-16/05 35 52 10 3
3/31 - 4/3/05 34 51 12 3
2/10-14/05 42 48 8 2
1/13-17/05 40 47 10 3
12/9-13/04 41 46 11 2
10/29-31/04 LV 41 47 11 1
10/16-18/04 RV 39 48 10 3
9/17-19/04 RV 39 49 10 2
8/23-25/04 RV 36 50 12 2

7/19-21/04 RV

36 48 14 2
6/25-28/04 RV 36 48 14 2
5/1-3/04 RV 33 50 14 3
3/6-8/04 RV 43 49 4 4
1/04 47 43 6 4
12/14/03 56 30 9 5
12/13/03 41 48 8 3
11/03 43 47 6 3
9/03 38 50 8 4
7/03 42 44 9 4
5/03 49 38 8 5
4/03 62 22 13 3
1/03 36 47 14 3
12/02 43 42 13 2

10/02 RV

44 42 14 -
9/02 42 43 12 3
7/02 40 42 14 4
6/02 52 31 14 3
4/02 53 28 15 4
1/02 62 20 14 4
12/01 70 15 12 3
9/01 72 11 11 6
6/01 43 39 14 4
4/01 47 39 11 3
3/01 52 32 11 5
1/01 45 36 15 4
12/00 39 43 14 4
10/00 RV 48 32 18 2
9/00 RV 51 29 16 4
7/27-28/00 RV 48 32 17 3
6/14-18/00 RV 44 38 15 3
4/29 - 5/1/00 RV 44 34 19 3
3/2-5/00 47 35 15 3
1/25-26/00 55 28 15 2
12/9-12/99 49 34 15 2
10/23-25/99 46 37 14 3
9/9-12/99 43 41 13 3
7/24-26/99 50 32 15 3
6/16-19/99 42 41 14 3
4/17-19/99 46 40 11 3
3/4-7/99 54 33 10 3
1/16-18/99 49 38 10 3
12/3-6/98 47 38 12 3
10/24-27/98 RV 55 31 12 2
9/10-13/98 51 35 11 3
7/25-27/98 45 39 13 3
6/18-21/98 45 39 13 3
4/18-20/98 50 35 12 3
2/26 - 3/1/98 53 32 12 3
1/17-19/98 47 34 16 3
12/4-8/97 48 35 13 4
10/25-28/97 44 39 14 3
9/11-15/97 48 36 12 4
7/26-28/97 44 40 12 4
3/1-5/96 29 54 12 5
1/12-16/96 25 54 14 7
12/1-5/95 30 50 14 6

 

McClatchy-Marist Poll. Aug. 4-7, 2014. N=1,035 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
6/10 & earlier: Marist College Marist Poll.

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"In general, thinking about the way things are going in the country, do you feel things are going in the right direction or that things are going in the wrong direction?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
direction
Unsure    
% % %    

8/4-7/14

28 64 8    

7/15-18/13

30 60 11    

3/25-27/13

38 58 4    

3/4-7/13

35 60 5    

12/4-6/12

40 55 5    

3/20-22/12

43 53 4    

11/8-10/11

25 70 4    

9/13-14/11

22 73 5    

8/2-4/11

21 70 10    

6/15-23/11

32 59 9    

4/10-14/11

31 64 5    

1/6-10/11

41 47 12    

12/2-8/10

34 58 8    

.

6/17-24/10

37 56 7    

3/25-26 & 29/10

43 53 4    

12/2, 3 & 7/09

46 46 8    

10/7, 8 & 12/09

47 47 6    

8/3-6/09

50 42 8    

6/1-3/09

50 40 10    

4/21-23/09

44 44 12    

 

CBS News Poll. July 29-Aug. 4, 2014. N=1,344 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Unsure    
% % %    

7/29 - 8/4/14

25 67 9    

5/16-19/14

30 62 7    

2/19-23/14

32 63 6    

1/17-21/14

33 61 6    

12/5-8/13

30 63 7    

11/15-18/13

27 68 5    

10/18-21/13

23 72 4    

9/19-23/13

29 66 5    

7/18-22/13

35 60 4    

5/31 - 6/4/13

35 59 6    

4/24-28/13

34 59 7    

3/20-24/13

32 61 7    

2/23-27/13

29 63 8    

1/11-15/13

38 57 5    

12/12-16/12

37 57 6    

10/25-28/12

39 54 7    

10/17-20/12

40 53 7    

9/8-12/12

40 54 6    

8/22-26/12

31 62 7    

7/11-16/12

30 64 6    

5/31 - 6/3/12

31 62 7    

4/13-17/12

31 61 8    

3/7-11/12

29 63 8    

2/8-13/12

35 59 6    

1/12-17/12

29 66 5    

1/4-8/12

29 65 6    

12/14-18/11

25 69 6    

12/5-7/11

21 75 4    

11/11

15 76 9    

10/19-24/11

21 74 5    

9/28 - 10/2/11

19 73 8    

9/10-15/11

23 72 5    

7/22-24/11

22 70 8    

6/24-28/11

28 63 9    

6/3-7/11

31 60 9    

4/15-20/11

26 70 4    

3/18-21/11

30 64 6    

2/11-14/11

36 58 6    

1/15-19/11

32 64 4    

11/7-10/10

29 62 9    

10/21-26/10

34 61 5    

10/1-5/10

32 63 5    

9/10-14/10

33 60 7    

6/16-20/10

32 60 8    

5/20-24/10

32 61 7    

5/4-5/10

33 58 9    

4/5-12/10

34 59 7    

2/5-10/10

33 62 5    

1/14-17/10

36 55 9    

12/4-8/09

37 56 7    

9/19-23/09

41 53 6    

7/24-28/09

42 49 9    

7/9-12/09

35 57 8    

6/12-16/09

44 50 6    

5/6-12/09

45 48 7    

4/22-26/09

41 50 9    

4/1-5/09

39 53 8    

3/12-16/09

35 57 8    

2/2-4/09

23 68 9    

1/11-15/09

15 79 6    

12/4-8/08

12 83 5    

10/25-29/08

11 85 4    

10/19-22/08

11 85 4    

10/10-13/08

7 89 4    

9/12-16/08

14 81 5    

7/7-14/08

14 81 5    

5/30 - 6/3/08

14 83 3    

3/28 - 4/2/08

14 81 5    

1/9-12/08

19 75 6    

12/5-9/07

21 71 8    

9/4-8/07

24 71 4    

7/9-17/07

22 72 6    

6/26-28/07

19 75 6    

5/18-23/07

24 72 4    

3/7-11/07

25 69 6    

2/23-27/07

23 68 9    

2/8-11/07

26 68 6    

1/18-21/07

26 69 5    

1/1-3/07

27 68 5    

12/8-10/06

24 70 6    

10/27-31/06

29 64 7    

8/17-21/06

29 67 4    

7/21-25/06

28 66 6    

6/10-11/06

27 69 4    

4/28-30/06

24 71 5    

3/9-12/06

28 66 6    

1/20-25/06

32 61 7    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). July 30-Aug. 3, 2014. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide.
RV = registered voters. Except where noted, results are among all adults.

.

"Do you think America is in a state of decline, or do you feel that this is not the case?"

.

In a state
of decline
Not in a state
of decline
Unsure
% % %
7/30 - 8/3/14 60 38 2
10/25-28/13 63 34 3
1/13-17/11 54 42 4
8/26-30/10 65 31 4
12/11-14/09 61 35 4
9/19-22/08 RV 74 22 4
6/6-9/08 RV 69 25 6
11/1-5/07 57 38 5
12/91 63 32 5
10/91 53 42 5

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.  LV = likely voters. Among adults, except where indicated.

.

"In general, do you think things in the nation are headed in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Unsure    
% % %    

6/6-9/14

26 64 10    

3/7-10/14

30 62 8    

9/20-23/13

25 68 7    

5/31 - 6/3/13

32 60 8    

2/15-18/13

37 54 9    

12/7-10/12

38 55 7    

9/21-24/12

33 60 7    

6/15-18/12

31 62 7    

6/17-20/11

26 66 8    

3/4-7/11

28 63 9    

12/4-7/10

27 66 7    

10/7-10/10 LV

31 64 5    

7/9-12/10

31 63 6    

3/19-22/10

34 58 8    

12/3-7/09

32 59 9    

9/10-14/09

40 52 8    

 

Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll conducted by FTI Consulting. April 9-13, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"Do you feel that the country, in general, is headed in the right direction, or do you think things are seriously off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

4/9-13/14

27 62 4 6  

11/2-6/13

23 65 5 7  

9/3-7/13

25 64 4 8  

5/29 - 6/2/13

30 58 6 5  

4/5-9/13

29 60 5 6  

11/25 - 12/1/12

41 51 3 5  

9/15-19/12

35 56 3 6  

5/19-23/12

33 57 3 7  

3/3-6/12

30 60 3 7  

11/30 - 12/4/11

20 70 5 5  

9/28 - 10/2/11

20 70 4 6  

5/18-22/11

28 58 4 10  

3/4-8/11

26 60 6 8  

11/29 - 12/1/10

30 60 4 6  

8/27-30/10

27 62 6 4  

4/22-26/10

34 54 4 8  

1/3-7/10

34 55 4 6  

9/24-28/09

38 50 4 8  

7/5-12/09

38 50 3 9  

4/8-14/09

47 42 2 9  

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 12-26, 2014. N=3,338 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.

.

"Thinking about the future of the United States, do you think the country's best years are ahead of us or behind us?"

.

Ahead
of us
Behind us Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    

2/12-26/14

44 49 7    

 

Pew Research Center. May 1-5, 2013. N=764 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.1.

.

"All in all, do you think things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel things are off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Unsure    
% % %    

5/1-5/13

32 58 10    

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. April 11-15, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.9.

.

"Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction or in the wrong direction?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
direction
Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    

4/11-15/13

36 56 9    

1/10-14/13

38 53 9    

11/29 - 12/3/12

42 50 8    

10/19-23/12

41 50 9    

9/13-17/12

42 48 10    

8/16-20/12

35 60 5    

6/14-18/12

31 60 9    

5/3-7/12

37 56 7    

2/16-20/12

39 57 4    

12/8-12/11

26 70 4    

10/13-17/11

24 72 5    

8/18-22/11

21 75 4    

6/16-20/11

33 63 4    

5/5-9/11

45 52 3    

3/24-28/11

35 62 3    

1/5-10/11

37 57 7    

11/18-22/10

35 61 4    

11/3-8/10

37 58 5    

10/13-18/10

38 59 4    

9/8-13/10

40 57 2    

8/11-16/10

35 60 5    

6/9-14/10

37 60 2    

5/7-11/10

35 59 5    

4/7-12/10

41 57 2    

3/3-8/10

38 56 5    

1/12-17/10

44 50 6    

12/10-14/09

46 50 6    

11/5-9/09

38 56 6    

10/1-5/09

41 51 8    

9/3-8/09

37 57 7    

7/16-20/09

40 54 7    

5/28 - 6/1/09

48 46 6    

4/16-20/09

48 44 8    

2/12-17/09

40 49 11    

1/9-14/09

35 54 11    

12/3-8/08

32 60 8    

11/6-10/08

36 56 8    

10/16-20/08

17 78 6    

9/5-10/08

26 70 4    

 

CNN/ORC Poll. April 5-7, 2013. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"How well are things going in the country today: very well, fairly well, pretty badly or very badly?"

.

Very well Fairly well Pretty badly Very badly Unsure
% % % % %

4/5-7/13

7 43 26 24 -

1/14-15/13

3 46 36 15 -

11/16-18/12

5 38 33 24 -

11/2-4/12

4 42 35 18 1

8/7-8/12

2 34 38 25 1

4/13-15/12

2 41 34 23 -

2/10-13/12

3 37 42 18 -

12/16-18/11

2 28 49 21 -

11/11-13/11

2 23 46 28 1

8/24-25/11

2 26 46 27 -

8/5-7/11

1 23 47 28 -

5/24-26/11

3 36 39 21 -

3/18-20/11

2 34 42 21 -

1/21-23/11

5 38 39 17 -

12/17-19/10

1 28 45 26 -

10/27-30/10

3 22 48 27 -

9/21-23/10

2 27 44 26 -

8/6-10/10

3 28 43 26 -

6/16/10

2 25 45 28 -

3/19-21/10

3 29 41 26 -

1/22-24/10

4 28 45 22 -

12/2-3/09

3 31 42 24 -

10/30 - 11/1/09

3 34 41 22 -

8/28-31/09

2 28 46 23 1

5/14-17/09

3 25 45 26 -

4/3-5/09

3 20 51 26 -

2/18-19/09

3 18 47 32 -

12/1-2/08

2 18 39 40 -

11/6-9/08

2 14 45 38 -

10/17-19/08

3 22 42 33 -

10/3-5/08

3 17 45 35 -

8/23-24/08

3 28 35 34 -

7/27-29/08

3 21 47 29 -

4/28-30/08

4 26 35 35 1

11/2-4/07

8 34 35 23 -

4/10-12/07

8 40 34 17 1

1/11/07

8 49 30 12 1

11/3-5/06

9 42 30 18 1

10/6-8/06

12 37 30 19 2

9/29 - 10/2/06

8 43 26 23 -

8/30 - 9/2/06

9 37 29 25 -

8/2-3/06

8 47 29 15 1
5/5-7/06 8 38 33 20 1

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Nov. 16-18, 2012. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Do you think the country will be better off or worse off four years from now?"

.

Better off Worse off Same (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

11/16-18/12

56 40 2 2  

11/6-8/08

76 19 4 1  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Nov. 9-12, 2012. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Do you think the country will be better off or worse off four years from now?"

.

Better off Worse off Same (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  

11/9-12/12

54 41 3 2  

1/9-11/09

72 20 4 4  

11/7-9/08

65 25 2 7  

1/14-16/05

53 42 3 2  

1/15-16/01

46 42 5 7  

11/13-15/00

50 28 7 15  

11/10-11/92

51 31 6 12  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 8-12, 2012. N=1,301 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Compared with four years ago, is the United States better off today, worse off today, or about the same?" N=1,170 registered voters, margin of error 3

.

Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

9/8-12/12 RV

36 39 24 1  

 

Reuters/Ipsos Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Sept. 7-10, 2012. N=1,089 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.  6/10 & earlier: Ipsos/McClatchy Poll.

.

"Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Unsure    
% % %    

9/7-10/12

39 55 6    

8/2-6/12

31 64 5    

7/5-9/12

36 58 5    

6/7-11/12

32 63 5    

5/3-7/12

35 57 8    

4/12-15/12

35 60 5    

3/8-11/12

37 59 4    

2/2-6/12

32 62 7    

1/5-9/12

32 63 5    

12/8-12/11

27 69 5    

10/31 - 11/3/11

25 70 5    

10/6-10/11

21 74 5    

9/8-12/11

25 68 7    

8/4-8/11

21 73 5    

7/8-11/11

31 63 6    

6/3-6/11

35 60 5    

5/5-9/11

38 56 6    

4/7-10/11

25 69 6    

3/3-6/11

31 64 5    

2/4-7/11

38 57 5    

1/7-10/11

36 59 6    

12/2-5/10

29 62 9    

10/28-31/10

33 62 5    

10/7-11/10

31 63 6    

9/16-19/10

33 61 5    

8/19-22/10

31 62 7    

7/22-25/10

34 60 6    

.

6/10-13/10

33 61 6    

5/6-9/10

34 60 6    

4/1-5/10

40 54 5    

2/26-28/10

34 60 6    

1/28-31/10

37 57 5    

1/7-11/10

39 55 6    

12/3-6/09

36 60 4    

10/29 - 11/1/09

38 57 4    

10/1-5/09

40 56 5    

8/27-31/09

40 54 6    

7/30 - 8/3/09

46 48 6    

7/9-13/09

40 54 6    

6/4-8/09

52 42 6    

4/30 - 5/3/09

55 38 7    

4/2-6/09

45 48 7    

3/5-9/09

44 48 8    

2/6-9/09

42 50 8    

11/6-9/08

32 64 4    

10/2-6/08

21 73 6    

9/5-9/08

33 64 3    

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). April 9-11, 2012. N=910 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3. 1/11 & earlier: Conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp.

.

"How satisfied are you with the way things are going in the country today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not very satisfied or not at all satisfied?"

.

Very
satisfied
Somewhat
satisfied
Not very
satisfied
Not at all
satisfied
Unsure
% % % % %

4/9-11/12

3 29 31 36 -

1/12-14/12

4 30 31 34 -

10/23-25/11

3 21 35 41 1

4/25-27/11

2 28 35 34 1

.

1/18-19/11

3 34 35 26 1

10/26-28/10

3 30 32 33 1

9/1-2/10

3 29 32 36 -

6/8-9/10

2 33 30 35 1

1/12-13/10

2 33 37 27 -

8/11-12/09

6 32 32 29 2

4/22-23/09

16 30 26 27 1

1/13-14/09

3 17 35 44 1

 

Time Poll. Oct. 9-10, 2011. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.  RV = registered voters

.

"Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track?"
2010 & earlier: "
Generally speaking, would you say things in this country are heading in the right direction, or are they off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Unsure    
% % %    
10/9-10/11 14 81 5    
8/16-17/10 34 57 9    
7/12-13/10 39 56 5    
7/27-28/09 51 44 6    
11/1-3/06 32 62 7    
6/27-29/06 28 66 6    
3/22-23/06 34 60 6    
2/15-16/06 36 58 6    
1/24-26/06 33 63 4    
11/29 - 12/1/05 34 60 6    
3/15-17/05 44 51 5    
1/12-13/05 46 49 5    
12/13-14/04 40 50 10    

9/21-23/04 RV

43 51 6    

8/31 - 9/2/04 RV

45 50 4    

8/31 - 9/2/04 RV

45 50 4    
8/3-5/04 RV 44 51 5    

7/20-22/04 RV

42 52 6    

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Sept. 29-30, 2010.
N=1,025 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.8.

.

"Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States at this time?"

.

Satisfied Dissatisfied Unsure
  % % %

9/29-30/10

27 68 5

6/23-24/10

27 69 4

2/17-18/10

19 73 8

4/1-2/09

22 69 9

1/14-15/09

20 72 8

12/3-4/08

21 72 7
10/8-9/08 10 86 4
6/18-19/08 14 80 6
2/6-7/08 24 69 7
8/1-2/07 24 69 7
7/11-12/07 27 68 5
7/2-3/07 24 67 9
6/18-19/07 26 68 6
5/2-3/07 25 71 4

3/28-29/07

28 66 6

3/14-16/07

28 64 8

1/24-25/07

30 61 9

1/17-18/07

30 62 8

12/6-7/06

31 59 10

11/9-10/06

29 63 8

11/2-3/06

29 64 7

10/26-27/06

31 61 8

10/19-20/06

25 67 8

10/5-6/06

25 67 8

8/24-25/06

28 65 7

8/10-11/06

26 67 7
5/11-12/06 23 71 6
3/16-17/06 30 64 6
11/10-11/05 26 68 6
9/29-30/05 31 61 8
9/8-9/05 28 66 6
8/2-4/05 36 54 10
12/2-3/04 46 46 8
10/27-29/04 39 56 5
10/21-22/04 40 56 4
10/14-15/04 40 55 5
9/30 - 10/2/04 38 57 5
9/9-10/04 39 53 8
9/2-3/04 43 49 8
7/29-30/04 36 58 6
7/8-9/04 40 54 6
5/13-14/04 30 62 8
4/8-9/04 36 59 5
1/22-23/04 43 52 5
1/8-9/04 46 47 7
12/18-19/03 46 47 7
10/9-10/03 40 54 6

 

CBS News Poll. Dec. 17-22, 2009. N=1,048 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How do you feel about the future of the United States over the next few years? Would you say that you are generally optimistic about the next few years for the U.S., or are you generally pessimistic about the next few years for the U.S.?"

.

Generally
optimistic
Generally
pessimistic
Unsure    
% % %    

12/17-22/09

56 38 6    

3/96

59 31 10    

 

Diageo/Hotline Poll conducted by FD. July 9-13, 2009. N=800 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.5.

.

"Do you feel things in the country are generally going in the right direction, or do you think things are seriously off on the wrong track?"

.

Right
direction
Wrong
track
Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

7/9-13/09

31 55 5 9  

6/4-7/09

45 43 4 9  

4/23-26/09

42 47 3 8  

3/26-29/09

39 49 5 7  

2/28 - 3/2/09

32 55 6 8  

1/21-24/09

31 52 4 13  

11/6-9/08

30 59 4 6  

10/23-26/08

12 78 5 5  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Feb. 18-19, 2009. N=1,046 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Would you say you are very angry, somewhat angry, not very angry or not angry at all about the way things are going in the country today?"

.

Very
angry
Somewhat
angry
Not very
angry
Not angry
at all
 
% % % %  

2/18-19/09

31 40 16 13  

10/17-19/08

35 40 14 11  

.

"Would you say you are very scared, somewhat scared, not very scared or not scared at all about the way things are going in the country today?"

.

Very
scared
Somewhat
scared
Not very
scared
Not scared
at all
 
% % % %  

2/18-19/09

31 42 16 11  

10/17-19/08

24 43 16 17  

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 11-15, 2009. N=1,112 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"I'd like you to compare the way things are going in the United States to the way they were going five years ago. Generally, would you say things are going better today, worse today, or about the same today as they were going five years ago?"

.

Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

1/11-15/09

5 83 10 2  

3/28 - 4/2/08

4 78 17 1  

9/15-19/06

18 60 19 3  

.

"And what is your best guess about the United States five years from now? Generally, if things go pretty much as you now expect, do you think things will be better, worse or about the same as they are today?"

.

Better Worse Same Unsure  
% % % %  

1/11-15/09

61 19 17 3  

3/28 - 4/2/08

39 34 19 8  

9/15-19/06

31 37 27 5  

Continued


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