One-third of Americans say they're better off in 2018

Thirty-three percent of Americans say they are financially better off this year compared to last year, according to a new American Barometer poll. 

The survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, found that 16 percent of Americans said they were "much better" off financially than last year, while 17 percent said they were "somewhat better" off financially. 

Eleven percent of respondents said they were "somewhat worse" off, while 8 percent said they were "much worse" off. 

Forty-six percent said their financial situation was "about the same." 

The poll comes as the U.S. continues to experience economic growth. 

The Labor Department announced earlier this month that the U.S. economy had added 201,000 jobs in August, while unemployment held steady at 3.9 percent, nearly an 18-year low. 

Wage growth also increased, with average hourly earnings up 2.9 percent for the year, marking the fastest growth since the end of the recession in 2009.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans move to block Yemen war-powers votes for rest of Congress Trump says he's considering 10 to 12 contenders for chief of staff Michael Flynn asks judge to spare him from jail time MORE and Republicans have frequently tied economic growth in the U.S. to their policies, including the Republican tax-reform law passed last year. 

The survey also showed that wealthier respondents were more likely to say they were better off than those who made less than them. 

Forty-two percent of respondents making more than $75,000 a year said they were better off than this year, while only 26 percent of those making less than $75,000 said the same. 

"If you look by income, those who are making $75,000 or above are much more likely to say that they are better off than they had been, and those who are making less are sort of torn between both buckets," Democratic pollster Molly Murphy, a partner at ALG research, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking."

 — Julia Manchester