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GOPers, Unaffiliateds Down on TPP More Than Democrats Are

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a mega-trade deal involving the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. President Obama is hoping to get it through Congress before he leaves office because Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have both vowed to stop it. Do voters care?

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 27% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of the TPP, while 48% view the trade deal unfavorably. This includes eight percent (8%) with a Very Favorable opinion of it and 26% with a Very Unfavorable one. But despite the spirited debate over the trade deal in both parties’ presidential primaries, one-in-four voters (26%) don’t know enough about the TPP to voice any opinion of it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 21-22, 2016 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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