Americans more skeptical of trade in Trump era

Trump with Xi on his visit to Beijing. Photo: Artyom Ivanov/TASS/Getty

Trump is battling trade on at least three fronts: a ballooning conflict with China, disputes over metals and autos that are infuriating allies like Japan and the EU, and combative NAFTA negotiations with Mexico and Canada.

Between the lines: New data from Gallup indicates that Trump's base is buying what he's selling, and the GOP is now the more skeptical party when it comes to international trade.