Poll shows Americans support Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

According to poll, 52 percent of voters said they would be more likely to support TPP if they knew the deal would increase annual income in the U.S. by $131 billion.
According to poll, 52 percent of voters said they would be more likely to support TPP if they knew the deal would increase annual income in the U.S. by $131 billion. | File photo
A recent poll suggests that more than half of the registered voters in America strongly believe in free trade and support the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP), the largest regional trade agreement between America and 11 Pacific Rim nations.
"Most Americans support free trade – and most farmers do too,” American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duval said in response to the poll from Morning Consult. "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.”
According to poll, 52 percent of voters said they would be more likely to support TPP if they knew the deal would increase annual income in the U.S. Moreover, 69 percent of voters said they would support trade policies that will open new markets to U.S. products and U.S. farmers while less than 1 in 10 were opposed.
"Most trade deals start out with loud opposition, only to fade away once the details become known,” Duval said. "We are convinced TPP is not different. The more people know, the more the will support this vitally important agreement.” 

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