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58 Percent of Voters Optimistic About Nation's Future

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America the Optimistic?

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of voters nationwide believe that America’s best days are in the future while 42% believe they have already come and gone. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found this optimism in every measured demographic group.

  • Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Republicans believe our nation’s best days are still to come, a view shared by 54% of Democrats and 50% of independent voters.
  • That optimism is expressed by 63% of suburban voters, 58% of urban voters, and 53% of rural voters.
  • Fifty-nine percent (59%) of white voters believe America’s best days are still to come. So do 58% of Hispanic voters and 53% of black voters (see crosstab results).

This optimism exists despite the fact that 74% believe America’s political system is badly broken. Just 13% disagree with that assessment. Again, these views are widely shared. Among voters under 35, 64% believe the political system is badly broken. That increases to 83% among senior citizens.

These views are consistent with the primary themes of my latest book. In The Sun is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not, I explain why I am extremely pessimistic about politics but optimistic about the nation. Like most Americans, I believe that positive change in America generally comes from outside of the political system.[2]

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author. Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day is published by Ballotpedia weekdays at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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This optimism exists despite the fact that 74% believe America’s political system is badly broken. Just 13% disagree with that assessment. These views are widely shared.
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