Trump's approval rating drops 6 points in new poll

President Trump fell from a career-high 44% approval in July to 38% in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.
2:12 | 09/10/19

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The latest on president trump. Our brand-new poll with "The Washington post" released just moments ago showing a dramatic droop in the president's approval rating. Now 38%. A six-point fall since July. No president in modern times has sustained such low approval ratings for so long and Jon Karl in Fayetteville where the president held a rally. This latest drop seems to be fueled by real concerns about the economy. Reporter: The poll shows a solid majority of American, George, still feel positively about the economy, but really worry about the future. Take a look at this number. 60% of Americans fear a recession in the coming year. That's bad news for president trump. But even worse is this next set of numbers. 43% believe that the president's licies will increase the chance of that recession. 34% believe they'll make no difference and only 16% of Americans in our poll say that the president's policies would help head off a recession. The bottom line, you have big majority fearing a recession and far more thinking that the president's policies will make things worse than make them better. A lot of concern about that trade war with China. The president and the vice president both in North Korea where you were last night trying to campaign for this house special election. This is a house seat that hasn't been won by a Democrat since 1963. This is trump country, George. This house district, the ninth district of North Carolina is a district that Donald Trump carried by 12 points in 2016. So the fact that this is now going into the special election as a toss-up is another worrying sign for Republicans and they are pulling out the stops 5 you mentioned. The president and vice president here yesterday. That was the vice president's second campaign stop in this district. He's also dispatched his chief of staff, the campaign is calling this a dry run for 2020, a loss would be deeply troubling for the Republicans. We will be watching the results, Jon Karl, thanks very much. I'll head to Houston for ABC's democratic debate Thursday night, ten candidates on stage at the same time. Same night for the first time that starts at 8:00 eastern.

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