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

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.

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.