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While Americans might not see eye to eye on many things, most agree that America’s best days are still to come. That’s the result of a PoliticalIQ of 1,200 Likely Voters taken prior to the election. Regardless of gender, age, race or party, the overwhelming majority of respondents believed that America will see better days ahead.

The survey, conducted by Scott Rasmussen, found overall that 61% of Likely Voters thought the best was yet to come for our country, 20% said the best days had come and gone, and 19% were unsure. The poll had a margin of error of 2.8%. A similar survey taken after Election Night showed those thinking the best has yet to come dipped to 29%.

Even as the 2020 Election campaign wraps up, PoliticalIQ will continue to take the pulse of Americans on a wide variety of topics. Coming up: how Americans view the future of the country and the future of their own pocketbooks.


The survey of 1,200 Likely Voters was conducted by Scott Rasmussen using a mixed mode approach from October 29-31, 2020. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Most respondents were contacted online or via text while 130 were contacted using automated phone polling techniques. Online respondents were selected from a list of Registered Voters and through a process of Random Digital Engagement. The Likely Voter sample was derived from a larger sample of Registered Voters using screening questions and other factors Certain quotas were applied to the larger sample and lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 2.8 percentage points.

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