Trump's approval rating drops 6 points amid economic worries: poll

President Trump’s approval rating dropped 6 points in a new poll as Americans voice concerns about the economy. 

Trump’s approval rating fell to 38 percent after July’s career-high 44 percent approval, based on the ABC News–Washington Post poll released Tuesday. 

The survey also found that 46 percent of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the economy and only 35 percent approve of his performance of trade negotiations with China.


Forty-three percent of Americans, meanwhile, said the impact of Trump's economic policies will increase the chance of a recession. 

Americans' positive outlook on the U.S. economy overall is also down 9 points, from 65 to 56 percent. Moreover, the poll found 60 percent of Americans think a recession next year is “likely” and 60 percent are more concerned the U.S.-China trade dispute will raise prices.

Among those who believe a recession is likely, Trump’s approval rating is just 20 percent, based on the poll. 

With Republicans generally, Trump still maintains high levels of approval, though it dropped 5 points, to 82 percent, after his peak at 87 percent in July. 

His approval is 36 percent among independents and just 8 percent among Democrats.

The poll surveyed 1,003 adults from Sept. 2 to 5. There is a 3.5 percentage point margin of error.