Thirty-one percent of 2,500 of Likely U.S. Voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending August 4.
That’s up two points from a week ago and is the highest weekly finding since late January. That’s a big turnaround over the past few weeks. Three weeks ago, the number who felt the country is heading in the right direction fell to 21 percent following the murder of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge: It was the lowest finding since October 2013.
Thirty percent or more said the country is heading the right way for five out of the first seven weeks this year after tracking in the mid-20s nearly every week during the second half of last year. But the weekly finding has been back in the 20s for several months.
Sixty-three percent now believe the nation is headed down the wrong track, down three points from the previous week and the lowest finding in nearly six months.
A year ago at this time, 29 percent felt the country was heading in the right direction, while 64 percent thought it was on the wrong track.