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Republican voters are overwhelmingly supportive of President Donald Trump’s economic nationalist agenda that defends American workers and U.S. manufacturers by imposing tariffs on billions of dollars worth of Chinese imports.
The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals the growing shift of Republican voters and conservatives back to the Republican Party’s origins as the party of economic nationalism and away from the donor class’ preferred free trade absolutism.
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Nearly eight-in-ten Republican voters say they support the recent decision by Trump to increase tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from ten percent to 25 percent. Close to 85 percent of Trump supporters, as well as 76 percent of self-identified “conservative” voters, said they support the hike in tariffs on Chinese imports.
By a majority of 53 percent, American voters told Harvard/Harris pollsters that they support Trump’s increasing tariffs on China to protect U.S. workers and domestic industries from unfair, subsidized foreign competition.
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The 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports is particularly supported by a wide majority of working class and rural Americans. Nearly six-in-ten Americans with some college education or less said they backed the tariffs on China while about 63 percent of Americans living in rural communities said they supported the tariffs.
It is not just the current tariffs on China that Americans, specifically Republicans, are supportive of — a majority of 52 percent of all U.S. voters said they support Trump imposing a 25 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese imports.
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More than three-in-four Republican voters, as well as eight-in-ten Trump supporters and three-in-four conservative voters, said they want Trump to impose another 25 percent tariff on remaining Chinese imports to the U.S.
A study conducted by the Coalition for a Prosperous America found an across-the-board 25 percent tariff on all Chinese imports would stimulate a massive reshoring jobs...
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