Trump’s approval rating sinks amid worry over economy, poll finds

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C. the United States on Nov. 7 2018. U.S

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C. the United States on Nov. 7 2018. U.S

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

The Post/ABC poll, however, found that Trump's approval rating has dropped to 38 per cent, from a career-high of 44 per cent in July.

On Tuesday, President Trump unloaded on a new ABC News/Washington Post poll showing him losing to all five leading Democratic presidential candidates in 2020.

The president wasted little time disputing the poll's results.

In the new poll, 46% said they approve of Mr. Trump's handling of the economy, compared to 47% who said they disapprove. "Internal polling looks great, the best ever!" Not only do the polls show him losing, but losing now by increasing margins.

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech on his foreign policy plan on July 11, 2019 in New York City. We are winning in every single state that we polled. Dan Bishop, down big in the Polls, WINS.

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With doubts continuing to fester about his reelection chances, the president reiterated his assurances days later.

Trump responded to the new results by blasting the poll as "the worst and most inaccurate" of the 2016 polls. "And I'm not happy with it".

Although 56 per cent of those surveyed judged the state of the economy to be "excellent" or "good", that is down sharply from a year ago when those favourable ratings stood at 65 per cent. While most of the final polls taken ahead of Election Day showed Clinton ahead of Trump by a margin of 3 to 6 percentage points, only Monmouth University's 6 point lead fell outside of the margin of error.

But referring to that poll, the Post's Philip Bump wrote, would be "deceptive, given the challenges of relying on one poll - much less one that's almost a year out of date".

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. The Washington Post, which probably more than any other news outlet has broken some of the most damaging stories to the Trump presidency, is privately owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded retailer.

Cohen added that his efforts to skew the polls came at the direction of the man who now sits in the Oval Office.

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