By a large majority, most Idahoans believe the state is going in the right direction, a recent Idaho Politics Weekly poll finds.
But more Idahoans say the United States is going the wrong way than say the nation is headed in the right direction, found pollster Dan Jones & Associates. Some 39 percent say the country is on the right track; 47 percent say it is off on the wrong track; Fourteen percent had no opinion.
The only demographic/political groups who, as majorities, believe the nation is headed in the right direction are Republicans and those who self-identified as politically “very conservative:”
- Republicans say the U.S. is heading in the right direction, 60-27 percent.
- The “very” conservatives agree, 60-29 percent.
Here are some more of the Jones numbers:
- Democrats say the U.S. is headed in the wrong way, 85-8 percent.
- Political independents – those who don’t belong to any political party -- agree: 55-30 percent.
- Those who are “moderates” politically say the nation is headed in the wrong direction, 47-37 percent.
- Those are who “very liberal,” agree: 86-14 percent.
Many Mormons have a problem with GOP President Donald Trump, especially in Utah.
But Idaho Mormons are more understanding of the president.
In this latest survey, 46 percent of Idaho Mormons say the U.S. is headed in the right direction under his leadership, 41 percent say the wrong way.
Those who said they have no religion say the country is on the wrong track, 68-22 percent.
Among born-again Christians, 49 percent say the U.S. is headed in the right direction, 35 percent say it is not.
Almost across the board, Idahoans feel good about the direction their state is going – except for Democrats who have their doubts.
- 60 percent of Idahoans say the state is going on the right track.
- 27 percent say going the wrong way, and 12 percent don’t know.
- 79 percent of Republicans say the state – which has all GOP officeholders federally and in statewide offices – say the state is going the right direction.
- Only 11 percent disagree.
- Democrats say Idaho is going the wrong way, 54-32 percent.
- Political independents stand with Republicans in saying the state is doing well, 51-35 percent.
Jones polled 619 adults from Nov. 8-15. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.94 percent.