April 30, 2020: Seventy percent of registered voters nationwide want to cut back on trade with China.
That total includes 41% who simply want the United States to reduce its level of trading with the communist nation. Another 18% want to halt trade until China has negotiated appropriate compensation for the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, 11% want to ban all trade with China.
At the other extreme, 15% said they want to either expand U.S. trading with China (5%) or maintain the status quo (10% say nothing should change).
Solid majorities of every measured demographic group want us to cut back on trading with China.
However, there are some partisan differences in emphasis.
Twenty-one percent of Democrats want to either expand our trade relationship or maintain the status quo. Just 6% of Republicans agreed, along with 15% of independents.
On the other hand, 41% of Republicans said they want to halt trade until compensation is negotiated or ban trade completely. Just 18% of Democrats said they agree, along with 31% of independents.
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- Just the News, "Overwhelming 70% of Americans want trade restrictions with China after coronavirus pandemic," April 28, 2020
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