The highest portion of U.S. adults in 15 years now believe the economy is in "good" shape, according to a new poll that gives President Trump some refuge in the face of other surveys that show an overall lack of confidence in Trump's leadership.
The Aug. 3-6 survey from CBS News found 69 percent of U.S. adults believe the economy is doing well, and that only 30 percent disagree. The last time positive views of the U.S. economy hit this level was in June 2001.
Respondents' views on the economy have even shifted since June, when 64 percent had a favorable view and 34 percent did not.
President Trump received a net-positive rating in his handling of the economy, better than any other issue. As of early August, 46 percent say Trump is handling the economy well, and 45 percent disagreed.
Trump's overall approval rating remained at 36 percent, which is comparable to recent months' numbers.
The poll was conducted by landline and cellphone with 1,111 U.S. adults nationwide and had a 4 percentage point margin of error.