Poll: Most feel good about the economy but not the state of the country

Seventy-five percent of U.S. adults say the economy is in good shape, the highest in almost 20 years.

Fifty-seven percent approve the job the president is doing on the economy — the highest since he took office. Most who describe the condition of the economy as good say the president is at least partially responsible for that, including most Democrats.

Still, when asked about the state of the union today, views are mostly negative. Fifty-six percent of Americans say things are fair or bad, while 44% say great or good. Opinions divide starkly along partisan lines. Most Republicans say the state of the country is great or good, while most Democrats say it’s fair or bad.