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Voters Are Less Hopeful Congress Will Approve Trade Deal to Replace NAFTA

The new trade deal the Trump administration has negotiated with Canada and Mexico is languishing in the House of Representatives. While voters still regard it as an improvement over the much-maligned NAFTA, they’re a lot less confident that Congress will approve it.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters continue to believe the new agreement will be better for the United States than the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA. Twenty-five percent (25%) think the new deal will be worse for our country, while 20% expect its impact to be about the same. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 20-21, 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. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 20-21, 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. See methodology.

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