Americans are feeling better about the economy today than they have in years. For the first time since early 2013, more Americans approve of the job Obama's doing on the economy (48 percent) than disapprove (47 percent). That's good news for Hillary Clinton and Democrats heading into 2016. Yet, Americans remain pretty pessimistic about the overall state of the economy as well as their own personal financial situation. Figuring out how to balance those seemingly contradicting trends is going to be one of the greatest challenges for both parties, but more so for Clinton and Democrats who have owned the White House (and thus the economy) for the last six years. Americans’ perceptions of the economy are the most positive they’ve been since the end of 2007 according to the latest data from CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey.

State of economy March 2015 Excellent/good 27% Only fair 42% Poor 29%

More Americans now say they think the economy will get better over the next year than think it will get worse. That’s the first net positive result on this question

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