Mar 1, 2018

Swing states back Trump on trade

A Trump rally in Florida, on the campaign trail in 2016. Photo: Rhona Wise / AFP via Getty Images

Likely midterm voters in swing states don’t perceive a direct employment benefit from international trade, according to polling by Firehouse Strategies, a Republican firm, and Optimus, a data consultancy:

Key stat: About half of those surveyed said they were willing to pay more for cars if that helped the U.S. steel and automotive industries.

  • Who's "more honest and trustworthy," Trump or Mueller? 58% of Democrats chose Mueller and 14% chose Trump, while 59% of Republicans chose Trump and 15% chose Mueller. Independents leaned towards Mueller, 40% to 36%.
  • The firms interviewed 2,553 likely midterm voters in Florida, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  • Go deeper: See Firehouse's trade memo. ... See Firehouse's Trump Year 1 memo.

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