Donald Trump's approval fell from a high summer level amid concerns about an economic recession and fears that the president's trade war with China will cause a price increase at the checkout.
Trump's approval came out at 38 percent in a new one Washington Post / ABC News poll, a decrease of 44 percent compared to June. And 56 percent said they disapproved of work performance.
That figures trend with Gallup & # 39; s tracking poll, which showed that the president had an approval rate of 44 percent in July and dropped five points to 39 percent in his latest investigation.
President Donald Trump's approval dropped to 38 percent in a new poll
Six in ten voters say they are concerned that the Trump trade war with China will raise the price of goods
Trump's approval stands at 43 percent in the Polling average of RealClearPolitics.
One of the major concerns raised by voters in the Washington Post / ABC News poll was that the Trump trade war would lead to price increases, a story the government has pushed back.
Six in ten said they are concerned that the trade war with China will raise the price of goods by a third & # 39; very concerned & # 39; about the issue.
In general, negotiating with Trump turned out to be a weakness for Beijing: 35 percent approved his work and 56 percent disapproved.
The escalating trade war, with both rates increasing on each other's goods, could see rising prices for clothing, shoes, sporting goods and other goods before the holiday season for the holidays.
The negotiations between Washington D.C. and Beijing are ongoing.
Adding to that fear of the consumer is a general fear that the country is moving towards a recession.
The poll showed that Trump's economic approval rating dropped from 51 percent in early July to 46 percent, with 47 percent disapproving.
In addition, six in 10 voters said a recession the following year & # 39; very likely & # 39; or & # 39; somewhat likely & # 39; is.
Trump has made a strong economy the main selling point in his re-election in 2020 – a point that his campaign staff insisted.
& # 39; The economy is strong and continues to grow & # 39 ;, Trump campaign director Tim Murtaugh told DailyMail.com Monday night at the presidential meeting in Fayetteville, N.C. & # 39; Every month the job report is strong. Hiring is still going well. All indicators for a strong economy are still there. & # 39;
& # 39; The economy is one of the great things that argue for the President's re-election & # 39 ;, he added.
Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany echoed that message, pointing out that the economy is very strong here thanks to the president & # 39; and added that & # 39; we're going to focus entirely on the fact that President Trump made the difference & # 39 ;.
She said the Trump campaign is focused on an economic message & # 39; in every state & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The economy is of the utmost importance, & # 39; she added.
While unemployment remains at a 50-year low, some other economic indicators have raised concerns – business investment has stopped and US production slowed for the first time in 10 years this month, putting jobs at risk.
The US economy saw its growth slow in the second quarter of the year.
Gross domestic product was 2 percent, Commerce said at the end of August, compared to the 3.1 percent growth it experienced in the first three months of the year.
Trump defended his dealings with the economy during a campaign rally in North Carolina on Monday evening
The president spent several of the opening minutes of his North Carolina meeting to defend his economic record.
"The unemployment rate for African-Americans reached a low point in our country's history yesterday," he said. "Do you remember that I always said what you have to lose? Now you have the best unemployment and employment numbers. & # 39;
The president argued that women, African-Americans and Hispanics have all done better economically under his presidency.
But the Washington Post / ABC News survey found that the president got some of his lowest points from minorities.
Among non-whites as a whole, 21 percent approved Trump's job performance, while 71 percent disapproved.
Trump also threw China for exploiting the US and defended its trade war with Beijing.
"Rates are great if you know how to use them," he said during his meeting.
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