Half of Americans would blame Trump for a recession if the economy tanks under his watch

President Donald Trump has made the strength of the US economy a cornerstone of his 2020 reelection campaign. But he has reason to be alarmed if the economy tanks under his watch. Around 51% of all respondents would hold Trump directly or indirectly responsible if the nation’s economy spirals into a recession, according to a new Insider poll. The results reflect the conventional wisdom that voters typically blame the elected officials in power for any economic slowdown. Almost half of all respondents, or 47%, said they believed a recession is imminent in the near future. The trends indicate pessimism

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