The number of Americans expecting the US economy to get worse in the next year is at its highest point since 2013, while most disapprove of President Donald Trump’s job in the White House, according to a new poll.
Overall, 28 percent of Americans said the economy will get better in the next year, while 33 percent predict it will get worse, the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows.
A majority of Americans also say Trump has been untruthful about the investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election campaign, and half say the probe has given them doubts about Trump’s presidency.
“For the first time in Trump’s presidency, his safety net of a robust economy shows signs of unraveling,” said Fred Yang, a Democratic pollster with Hart Research Associates.
The risk of a US recession in the next two years has risen to 40 percent, according to a Reuters poll released on Thursday.
The poll of over 100…