A new poll from Morning Consult shows most voters favor fair trade – something all candidates should keep in mind as a congressional vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement comes closer to reality.
“Most Americans support free trade,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, “and most farmers do, too. Exports account for almost a quarter of American farm receipts, so opposing fair trade agreements like TPP doesn’t make a lot of sense to rural America.”
Among other things, the August poll found that 57 percent of registered voters have a favorable view of “fair trade” and 50 percent said they would be more likely to support TPP if they knew it would provide new markets overseas for U.S. farm products.
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