The plunge in the stock market and weaker growth in the U.S. and abroad look to have taken a toll on American economic optimism.
The CNBC All-America Economic Survey finds views on the current state of the economy about stable, with 23 percent saying it is good or excellent and 42 percent judging it as fair. About a third say the economy is poor, up 3 points from the June survey.
But the percentage of Americans who believe the economy will get worse rose 6 points to 32 percent, the highest level since the government shutdown in 2013. And just 22 percent believe the economy will get better, 2 points lower than June and the lowest level since 2008, when the nation was gripped by recession.
The All-America Survey is conducted by Hart-McInturff, which also produces the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. The CNBC poll of 800 Americans was conducted Oct. 1-4 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.