Americans Unhappy with Trump's Handling of Economy during Coronavirus Outbreak


Americans Unhappy with Trump's Handling of Economy during Coronavirus Outbreak

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Americans are unhappy with President Donald Trump's handling of the US economy during the coronavirus outbreak, according to a poll released Wednesday by CNN and research firm SSRS.

With most states placed under stay-at-home orders by their governors in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus, many non-essential businesses have been closed, throwing millions of individuals out of work.

Trump holds a 48 percent approval rate on how he is dealing with the US economy among those polled. When the same question was asked in March, 54 percent of Americans approved of Trump's economic policies.

That number represents the first time Trump's approval rating in that area has gone below 50 percent since September 2019, according to Newsweek.

While 39 percent of those surveyed classified economic conditions in the U.S. as "good," 60 percent said they were "poor" with 32 percent calling them "very poor."

However, 67 percent of those polled said they expected the economy to improve in about a year, with only 31 percent estimating that conditions will be "poor."

Americans surveyed in the poll were nearly evenly divided as to whether or not the coronavirus has caused them any economic hardships. While 49 percent said they had experienced financial difficulties, 51 percent of those polled saying they had not.

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