Posted by | January 25, 2011 10:32 | Filed under: Top Stories

On the day of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, 43% think things are going well in America, up 14% since December.

We haven’t seen numbers this good since April of 2007,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “One likely reason for the change is the public’s growing optimism about the economy.”

According to a CNN poll released last Friday, the number of Americans who think the economy is in good shape, while not particularly high, is nonetheless at the highest in over two years.

The breakdown isn’t surprising:

The survey indicates increase in the number of people who think things are going well is highest in the Midwest and among college graduates; urban and suburban Americans also seem more optimistic than people who live in rural areas. Not surprisingly, there is a partisan dimension to this as well – the number who say things are going well is up 24 points among Democrats and 16 points among Independents, but only five points among Republicans.

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