Trump has 62 percent disapproval rating in new AP poll

The majority of Americans in a new poll disapproves of President Trump’s overall performance, despite greater support for the president’s handling of the economy than other issues in the survey.

Sixty-two percent of Americans said they disapprove of the job Trump is doing, while just 36 percent approve, according to the Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Thursday. 

{mosads}While low compared to former President Obama, Trump’s latest approval rating is relatively consistent with the polling results seen throughout his first term. Trump’s approval rating has stayed between 32 and 42 percent throughout his time in office, the AP noted. 

Amid fears of a recession, which Trump and administration officials have dismissed, 46 percent of Americans now approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, based on the poll. 

Approval for Trump’s handling of the economy is strongest among Republicans, at 84 percent, but even 16 percent of Democrats support his economic policy. By contrast, just 5 percent of Democrats support the president’s overall performance. 

Trump’s approval in other policy-specific areas is much lower, pollsters found. Thirty-six percent of Americans approve of Trump’s foreign policy and gun policy, 37 percent approve of his health care policy and just 38 percent approve of his immigration policy. 

The poll surveyed 1,058 adults from Aug. 15 to 19. There is a margin of error of 4.2 percentage points.

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