Sixty-three percent of Americans see economy as good or excellent

Forty-three percent of Americans said they would describe the economy as "good," according to a new American Barometer poll. 

The survey, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company, also found that 20 percent said they would describe the economy as "excellent," while 26 percent said they thought it was "fair." 

Eleven percent of respondents said they thought it was "poor." 

The poll comes after the unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent while the economy added 134,000 jobs in September. 

Trump and Republicans have taken credit for the economy, saying their policies have driven economic growth. 

However, Democrats have pointed to the rising cost of living as signs that the growing economy isn't benefitting all Americans. 

"There's a difference between this abstraction we call the economy, this national economy, and the lives people live," Democratic pollster Mark Mellman told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"So if you ask people how they're living, there's a lot of people who think the cost of living is going up faster than their income, that they're either barely keeping even or falling behind. So there are a lot of people who are not feeling so good at a personal level," he continued. 

The American Barometer was conducted on October 6-7 among 1,000 registered voters. The sampling margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 

— Julia Manchester