Donald Trump's approval rating dips to 38% amid economic concerns

Cornelia Mascio
Сентября 11, 2019

President Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped below 40 percent in three new polls amid rising concerns of a looming recession.

The health of the USA economy is one of the central themes of Trump's campaign for re-election to a second four-year term in 2020, hammered at by the president and his aides at every opportunity.

Sixty percent of Americans say a recession is likely to hit the United States in the next year because of President Trump's trade war with China, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

According to the Post/ABC findings, voters are deeply opposed to the way he has handled the intensifying trade war with China.

Approval of his handling of the economy stands at 46 percent approval to 47 percent disapproval, a net 10 point drop since July. Only 42 percent of white women approved of Trump. Many economists and experts have interpreted the trend as a sign of a looming recession.

And although 56 percent of respondents said they view the economy as positive, that number is down from a high of 65 percent in the same poll last November. That's a whopping 9-point slide since July.

In a telling question from the poll, 6 in 10 people rated a recession as "somewhat likely" or "very likely" to hit next year.

Trump, who regularly complains about unfavourable polls, denounced the latest poll as "the worst and most inaccurate poll of any" since his 2016 election. Most also believe that there's a direct correlation between Trump's trade policies and the possibility that a recession will come to pass.

"Internal polling looks great, the best ever!" he said. The President's approval rating also declined in our previous poll compared to the poll conducted before it.

The 39% he earned in this poll is the worst approval rating he's recorded since early January of this year, when the federal government shutdown occurred.

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