Trump's Approval Rating Drops To 38 Per Cent Amid Worry Over Economy

Marco Green
September 11, 2019

The approval rating for the president in relation to the economy also dipped down below half to 48 percent, while his approval for other policies sank below the 40s.

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

According to the new poll published Tuesday, 60 percent of American polled said that the president did not deserve re-election, while only 36 percent said that the president did deserve re-election.

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. Compared to CNN/SSRS' last poll, Trump's approval rating dropped by one percentage point, while his disapproval rating rose by one point.

Moreover, six in ten Americans surveyed said a recession was very or somewhat likely next year.

Meanwhile, the president's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted in January to attempts to rig online polls in Trump's favor ahead of the 2016 presidential election. "One of the greatest and most powerful weapons used by the Fake and Corrupt News Media is the phony Polling Information they put out", the president added. "Many of these polls are fixed, or worked in such a way that a certain candidate will look good or bad".

Trump repeated his frequent assertion that his own campaign's confidential polling shows a far healthier picture for his reelection.

Chinese President Xi Jinping voiced distrust and displeasure to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe regarding U.S. President Donald Trump and the ongoing trade war with the United States, according to a report by Kyodo News. Only 35 percent approved, against 56 percent who disapproved. "We're winning in Texas very big, in OH very big, in Florida very big", Trump said on June 12, adding, "They were fake polls that were either put out by the corrupt media, much of the media in this country is corrupt".

The Trump administration has pushed back against those fears in recent weeks.

The poll was conducted between September 2 and September 5 and surveyed 1,003 adults.

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