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67% Say Trump More Aggressive Handling Trade Than Past Presidents

The Trump administration last week imposed tariffs on metals imported from Canada, Mexico and the European Union. Voters are divided about President Trump’s handling of trade issues, but they’re certain that he's more aggressive in this area than his predecessors.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters rate President Trump’s handling of trade issues as Good or Excellent, including 27% who give him excellent marks. Forty percent (40%) feel he’s doing a Poor job in this area. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 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 U.S. Voters was conducted on May 30-31, 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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