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More than 6-in-10 Midterm Voters Support Trump’s Tariffs on Imports

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More than 6-in-10 midterm voters support President Trump’s tariffs on imports, designed to protect American jobs and industry while forcing multinational corporations to bring manufacturing back to the United States.

Just as Trump has imposed an additional $200 billion worth of tariffs on foreign products imported from China, about 63 percent of midterm voters said they either support the protective tariffs or would like to give them more time to work.

The poll — conducted for the Alliance for American Manufacturing by The Mellman Group, Inc. and Public Opinion Strategies — found overwhelming support for Trump’s economic nationalist agenda among midterm voters who plan to vote for Republicans.

(Alliance for American Manufacturing)

About 78 percent of midterm voters who say they will vote for Republicans in the upcoming elections said they want to keep the tariffs against China or give them more time to work in bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.

Another 76 percent of undecided midterm voters said the same, while 67 percent of white working class midterm voters, 59 percent of Hispanic voters, and 58 percent of black American voters all agreed that the tariffs should either be kept in place or given more time to work.

The poll reveals — as previous polls revealed — that there is little support for the Republican and Democratic establishment’s agenda of economic libertarianism.

Despite widespread support for Trump’s tariffs heading into the midterm elections, Republicans, Democrats, the big business lobby, Big Tech, the outsourcing industry, and billionaire Koch brothers have tried to stop the economic nationalist initiative.

As Breitbart News reported, there have been about 11,100 U.S. jobs created due to Trump’s protective tariffs. On the other hand, there have been about 514 job losses directly tied to the tariffs. There are 20 times as many American jobs that have been created in the last six months thanks to Trump’s tariffs on imported foreign goods than jobs that have been lost.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

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