President Donald Trump listens to a question during a press conference on the third and final day of the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

An increasing number of Americans are losing confidence in the economy, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, which spells trouble for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
The poll found 37 percent of Americans say the economy is getting worse, 31 percent say it’s getting better, and 30 percent say it’s staying the same.
This is the first time in over two years and the first time since Trump was elected that more Americans say the economy is getting worse than better.
“As trade tensions with China dominate the headlines, confidence in the economy is slipping,” Quinnipiac University polling analyst Mary Snow said in a statement on the poll’s findings.
Trump’s campaign pitch is that he’s been great for the economy. A lot of Americans are apparently unconvinced. And if a recession hits, his case for staying in office falls apart.
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Americans are losing confidence in the economy — and that’s terrible news for President Donald Trump as he heads into an election year.

For the first time in over two years — and the first time since Trump was elected — more Americans say the economy is getting worse than better, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

The poll found 37 percent of Americans say the economy it is getting worse, 31 percent say it’s getting better, and 30 percent say it’s staying the same. The poll also found an increasing number of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling of the economy, with 46 percent approving and 49 percent disapproving. Comparatively, a Quinnipiac poll from May found 48 percent approving of Trump’s handling of the economy and 45 percent disapproving.

Even as many Americans lose confidence in the economy and think Trump is hurting it, 61 percent still stay it’s in excellent or good shape while 37 …read more

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