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Study on ’America First’ Attitudes: Trump Fans Hate NAFTA, Not Trade with Canada

Posted October 03, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

While trade tensions between the countries might be rising, a new study suggests Americans hold an overwhelmingly positive view of the commercial relationship with Canada and that the opinion is a rare matter of partisan consensus, shared by people warm, cold, and ambivalent towards U.S. President Donald Trump.

The finding was embedded in a study presented in Washington on Monday, the same day the U.S. pushed ahead an international case against Canadian wine rules, and a week after massive duties were slapped on Bombardier planes.

The annual survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs measured opinions on the president’s so-called America First policies and found dramatic splits on a series of international issues, where core Trump supporters were isolated from other Republicans, Independents and Democrats. Click here to read more.

Related: What Americans Think About America First (Chicago Council of Global Affairs)