President Donald Trump’s economic approval rating has dipped to 46 percent from 51 percent in July, as the majority of Americans fear a recession in the next year, a new Washington Post-ABC News polll finds.
The survey shows some vulnerability in one of the Trump camp’s main arguments for re-election — that the US economy is strong — as respondents expressed widespread concern about how the trade war with China will end up raising prices for American consumers.
Trump’s overall approval ratings among voting-age Americans also dropped to 38 percent from 44 percent in the same time frame, according to the survey of 1,003 US adults.
Poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
Six in 10 Americans say they worry a recession is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” in the coming year, though 56 percent still deem the economy “excellent” or “goo.” Last November, 65 percent of those polled described the US economy in those terms.
Ten candidates will face off in the third Democratic debate on September 12 in Houston. It’ll be the first time Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren share a debate stage. Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Sanders and Andrew Yang will also participate.
The Trump administration can’t enforce its new restrictions on asylum applications anywhere along the Mexican border while the legality of the policy is being challenged, a federal judge ruled.
US District Judge Jon Tigar in Oakland, California, ruled that the injunction he issued in July applies nationwide and not just in the states that fall under the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the western US.