President Donald Trump’s approval rating has reached new lows in three national polls.

Trump’s national approval rating plunged to a new low in a new poll by ABC News/Washington Post released Tuesday over rising concerns of a looming economic recession triggered by his trade war against China.

His disapproval rating has risen to a high 56 percent among Americans, while only 38 percent approve of his job performance. The poll was conducted in early September.

In addition, the same polls shows six in 10 Americans believe an economic recession is "very likely" or "somewhat likely" within 2020, which is bad news for Trump’s re-election bid. The last U.S. president to seek re-election amidst a recession was Jimmy Carter and he lost.

American angst over the deflating economy was also reflected in the ABC-Post poll, which revealed that only 46 percent approve of Trump’s handling of the economy. This percentage was modestly lower compared to the 51 percent in a similar poll conducted in July.

Six in 10 Americans (56 percent) disapprove of Trump's handling of trade negotiations with China seeking to either mitigate or end the trade war he ignited in 2018.

The ABC-Post poll shows 56 percent of those surveyed say the economy is in "excellent" or "good" condition. While high, this percentage is a sharp drop from 2018 when 65 percent viewed the economy as favorable.

As was revealed in previous polls, there remains a clear partisan divide on views about the economy. Nine in 10 Republicans say the economy is in excellent or good condition. This stands in stark contrast to Democrats, only 33 percent of whom hold the same position.

In another new poll, this one by CNN/SSRS poll also released Tuesday, Trump’s disapproval rating stands at 55 percent while 39 percent approved. Trump's approval rating this time around is one percentage point lower than the previous survey while his disapproval rating rose by one point.

Another new poll, Gallup's, shows Trump’s job disapproval rating at 57 percent and his approval rating at 39 percent. Conducted from Aug. 15 to 30, the poll reveals a two percent drop in Trump's approval rating from August, where he got 41 percent.

The ABC/Post poll was conducted by telephone from Sept. 2 to 5 among a random national sample of 1,003 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 points.

US President Donald Trump says new tariffs on China will kick in as promised -- and claims that his pressure is preventing Hong Kong from worst violence US President Donald Trump making a statement. Photo: AFP / MANDEL NGAN