Poll: Even in Midst of Pandemic Americans Remain Optimistic About Future
Even in the middle of a global pandemic, the America public is confident that we’re going to make America great again – again.
According to Rasmussen Reports:
The coronavirus has done little to dent voters’ optimism about America’s future, and most believe the country will be great again.
Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statement that “we’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.” A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% disagree. This compares to 17% and 67% respectively when Cuomo made the comment in an August 2018 speech. Seventeen percent (17%) remain undecided.
Thirty-two percent (32%) of his fellow Democrats share Cuomo’s view that “we’re not going to make America great again.” Only 11% of Republicans and 17% of voters not affiliated with either major party agree.
For clarity’s sake, the comment from Cuomo is from 2018, and wasn’t made in response to rebuilding the damage caused by the coronavirus and subsequent excessive lockdowns.
Forty-six percent (46%) of all voters think America’s best days are still in the future, down from 50% in January and an all-time high of 54% in April of last year. Thirty-four percent (34%) say it’s best days are in the past. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure.
Voters are more eager to get back to work but aren’t convinced things will be returning to normal for many by next month.
Republicans were more optimistic than Democrats 48% to 42%, but Dems were still slightly more optimistic than Independents (at 41%).