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Americans Are More Upbeat About U.S.-China Trade

Despite escalating tensions between China and the United States over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, voters are much more optimistic these days in the United States’ trade future with China.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters believe, a year from now, America’s trade relationship with China will be better than it is today, while 34% think it will be worse. Another 15% say that relationship will be about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 3-4, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 3-4, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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