When President Trump campaigned for President, he said he wanted to redo America’s trade deals and bring manufacturing back to America. He has renegotiated the trade deals. Congress has yet to approve the deal with Mexico and Canada, but a lot of manufacturing has returned to America. The Washington Times posted an article today about public opinion of President Trump’s trade policies.
The article reports:
“Bipartisan consensus has emerged that foreign trade is good,” wrote Gallup senior analyst Lydia Saad. “Americans’ broad view of trade is the most positive it has been in more than a quarter-century.
…“Both Republicans and Democrats have become more positive about trade over this period of improving economic conditions,” she noted. “However, support for trade among both groups jumped sharply after Trump took office in 2017.”
The 2019 poll numbers now reveal:
• 70% of Americans say trade with other nations has a positive effect on “innovation and development of new products.”
• 67% say international trade has a positive effect on U.S. economic growth.
• 63% say trade has a positive effect on American businesses,
• 58% say trade has a positive effect of the quality of products.
I wonder if the positive results of President Trump’s policies will be reflected in the 2020 election.