Trump Approval Rating Plunges as Voters Fear Recession

Trump Approval Rating Plunges as Voters Fear Recession
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Trader James Coffey works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (CN) – President Donald Trump’s approval numbers dipped below 40% as jitters over a potential recession materialize, but Democrats warn the president’s approval ratings remain strong in rural areas of swing states. Anxiety over the short-term health of the U.S. economy has dented Trump’s approval ratings according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll , to 38% from a career-high 44% in July. The most significant factor in the decline is growing disillusionment with the U.S.-China trade war and fears it could precipitate a recession. Six in ten respondents said a recession over the next year is likely. The same percentage said they are concerned the ongoing trade war will raise prices on consumer goods. It’s no secret Trump’s prospects for a second term are almost exclusively contingent on the health of the economy, as many of his supporters otherwise recoil from his persistent feuds, Twitter tirades and overall personal comportment. Trump lashed out once the poll results were made public Tuesday. “ABC/Washington Post Poll was the worst and most inaccurate poll of any taken prior to the 2016 Election,” wrote in a Tuesday morning tweet. “One of the greatest and most powerful weapons used by the Fake and Corrupt News Media is the phony Polling Information they put out,” he said in a later tweet. Trump said internal polling conducted by his campaign paints a different picture. Democrats commissioned […]

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