U.S. Economic Optimism at All-Time High

The American public's views on the economy continue to cruise at lofty levels but the optimism does not appear to be lifting the way people view how President Donald Trump is doing his job.

The third-quarter CNBC All-America Economic Survey found 43% of the public believes the economy is excellent or good, a record high in the 10-year history of the survey. Moreover, 36% believes the economy will get better, down a couple of points from last quarter, but just 23% say it will get worse, down six points.

The four-quarter average for every major economic metric in the poll --- the outlook for the economy, housing, wages and the stock market --- is at a record 10-year high. Those four quarters cover the time span since Trump's election.

However, just 38% of the public approves of Trump's job as president, up a point from June, while 52% disapproves, also up a point.

Approval for Trump's handling of the economy bumped up two points to 43%, while disapproval declined by three points to 41%.

The poll of 800 Americans across the country, including all income groups and regions, was conducted last week and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5%

Overall, pollsters on both sides of the Republican-Democrat divide described the president's rating as "sticky" and unlikely to move much no matter how sensational the story.