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Zogby Poll: More Americans believe U.S. is headed in right direction

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Just 36 percent of likely voters have positive feelings about the direction the U.S. is headed in the first days of President Barack Obama's new administration, but there has been a dramatic increase from the 14 percent who felt the country was headed in the right direction earlier this month, a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.

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Fewer than half (45%) now believe the country is on the wrong track, compared to 70% who said so in early January.

This post-inauguration survey finds nearly two-thirds of Democrats (62%) believe the country is headed in the right direction, compared to 31% of political independents and just 9% of Republicans who say the same. While the vast majority of Republicans (76%) now take a negative view of the country's direction, fewer than half of independents (45%) and one in five Democrats (19%) agree. The Zogby Interactive survey of 3,684 likely voters nationwide was conducted Jan. 22-26, 2009, and carries a margin of error of +/- 1.7 percentage points.

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