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Republicans Welcome U.S.-China Trade Spat, Democrats Don’t

Friday, April 06, 2018

Voters are closely divided over whether the United States and China are now in a trade war and whether America will emerge as the victor. But political affiliation once again colors the opinions.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States’ tougher trade stance with China will be good for America in the long run. But nearly as many (38%) say it will be bad for this country. Only nine percent (9%) expect the tougher U.S. trade policy to have no impact, while 11% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on April 4-5, 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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