National Association of Manufacturers
VOTERS MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WHO SUPPORT TRADE
Jamie Hennigan (202) 637-3090)
WASHINGTON, D.C., 02/20/14 – Americans from across the political spectrum believe that the President and Congress should work together to seek out new trade agreements, according to new polling data. The most effective way to ensure this collaboration is through swift passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a critical partnership between the President and Congress that facilitates negotiation and approval of trade agreements.
The poll, released by national survey firm McLaughlin & Associates and commissioned by the NAM, also shows that a vast majority of Americans support efforts to seek trade agreements and would be more likely to vote for congressional candidates who support these agreements.
According to the February poll of 1,000 likely voters:
- 80 percent believe that the President and Congress should work together to put in place new trade agreements;
- 76 percent support the United States seeking more trade agreements with additional countries; and
- 61 percent would be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who supports free trade agreements.
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