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New Poll Shows Strong Support for Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

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.

AFBF news release



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