Poll: Democrats still more supportive of free trade, TPP than Republicans

Hillary Clinton came out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal this week, but it’s not obvious it will win her votes with mainline Democrats, according to new YouGov research.

Polling from earlier this summer suggested Democrats tended to favor free trade with foreign countries. Those with an opinion were even mildly favorable when asked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, also known as the TPP, an agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries. The latest poll suggests little has changed. Today, half (52%) of Democrats favor free trade, double the share who believe it is bad for the country (25%). In May, the numbers were 49-28% in favor. 38% say the TPP would be a good thing, against 22% who say it would be bad. But the largest group, 40%, have no opinion.