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70% of Americans Think Economy is ‘Good,’ Only 30% Think It’s Bad

American views of the economy seem to be soaring to heights not seen in decades, and a slight plurality give Trump positive marks on the economy.

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Nearly seven in ten Americans think the economy is “good,” up five points from just two months ago and as high as Americans’ confidence was before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

That’s one major takeaway of a new CBS News poll released on Tuesday morning, which bears some good news for President Trump and his administration.

Though Trump’s approval rating sits at 36 percent – the same figure Trump earned from Americans polled by CBS News in June – a slight plurality approve (46-45) of Trump’s handling of the economy.

More from CBS News‘ polling team on Americans’ views of the economy:

Overall, positive assessments of the economy have climbed again, now reaching 69 percent, up five points from June, and comparable today to how Americans felt in 2001 and 2002.

Looking at their own pocketbooks, one-third of Americans call themselves very confident in their own economic and financial situation, an increase from this time last year.

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released another strong monthly jobs report. Over 1.2 million American jobs have been created since January 2017.