WASHINGTON – Most Americans think 2018 was a positive year, according to a poll released Wednesday.
The Rasmussen Reports survey found that when asked how they would rate 2018, 52 percent of the respondents said it was a positive year. Specifically, 19 percent said 2018 was a good year; 19 percent said it was an excellent year and 14 percent said it was one of the best years ever.
Conversely, 25 percent said 2018 was not a good year.
The sampling included 1,000 American adults and was carried out Dec. 26-27. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
2018 saw the stock market reach record highs though it began to dip in the final months of the year.
Democrats won control of the House of Representatives. Republicans increased their narrow majority in the Senate.
A partial government shutdown ensued just before Christmas and has yet to be resolved.