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Voters Agree Trump Tougher on Trade, But Most Dems Disapprove

With President Trump in a showdown with China and threatening Mexico with tariffs if it doesn’t step up the fight against illegal immigration, voters agree the president is a lot more pro-American on trade than his predecessors, but they remain closely divided over whether that’s a good thing.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 68% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump is more aggressive than most recent presidents in pushing what’s good for America when it comes to trade. Just 11% think he is less aggressive, while seven percent (7%) rate his trade policies as about the same as those who have been in the White House before him in recent years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 30 and June 2, 2019 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.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 30 and June 2, 2019 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.

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