Poll: Plurality of Americans say globalization has been good for the country

In addition, for the first time in the poll’s history, a plurality of Americans — 49 percent — believe that globalization has been good for the country, because it has opened up new markets for American products and resulted in more jobs.

That’s compared with 40 percent who think that globalization has been bad.

In past NBC/WSJ polls — in 1997, 2007, 2008 and 2014 — either majorities or pluralities said that globalization has been bad.

By party in the current poll, 59 percent of Clinton voters, 54 percent of Democrats and 49 percent of independents say globalization has been good for the country, compared with 41 percent of Trump voters and 42 percent of Republicans.