Fox News poll: voters give, 2018 mixed reviews, optimistic for the future

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With two weeks to go until the curtain is the latest Fox News poll closes in 2018, that a majority of voters thinks it was a good year for you, but give mixed reviews for the country.

In addition, hope is. In spite of the bickering and the silent, the number saying they feel hopeful about the direction of the country, 51 percent is up 10 points since last year: vs. 41 percent in the year 2017. And, although requested, at irregular intervals, the last time a majority felt this way was 6 years ago, when 57 percent optimistic, in August 2012.


Forty-four percent are “confident” about the direction of the country.

Fifty-three percent of registered voters say that the past year was a positive one for you. This corresponds to the number, which is a good feeling to 2016 — and only 4 percentage points behind the record-high (57 percent in December of 2014).

Twenty-eight per cent, this year was not so great for you, and 19 percent are “mixed” have to say or are unsure of.

It was a good year for the country as a whole, though? The voters are less sure of: 40 percent say Yes, while 43 percent disagree.

Political and gender roles

Gender and partisan divides are alive and well in the year vs. bad year of decision and Outlook for the future.

Seven-in-10 self-identified Democrats think it was a bad year for the country (70 percent) are pessimistic about the direction of the (69 percent). The opposite is true for Republicans: 72 percent think the country had a good year, and 80 percent are hopeful for what is to come.

More men than women think the USA had a decent year by 13 points (47 vs. 34 percent) and are confident for the future 15 (59 vs. 44 percent).

A similar gap is playing for personal year-end reviews. Sixty-one percent of the people are positive about you, such as your year of women vs. 46 per cent. In 2016, the men and women 53 percent) were equally likely to say that their year was good (.

The Republicans (75 percent) are 40 points more likely than Democrats (35 percent) in 2018 and a thumbs-up for you and your families.

The Fox News poll is based on landline and cell phone interviews with 1,006 randomly selected voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from December 9-11, 2018. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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