The vast majority of voters want President Donald Trump to focus on negotiating new trade agreements rather than imposing new tariffs, a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll says. The poll also shows that 67 percent of voters think Congress should follow suit.
SOURCE: POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll
On the campaign trail, Trump blasted the U.S.-China trade deficit, saying he would level the playing field for both countries. Now, 18 months into his presidency, Americans are divided on current U.S.-China relations. More than half of the country feels confident about the U.S. economy, but 31 percent of voters think the relationship between the U.S. and China has deteriorated in the past year. Nine percent think relations have gotten “much worse.”