International trade and immigration have been getting more popular since Trump was elected

Today Trump and his allies on Fox News claimed to have replaced NAFTA. In reality, his deal only affects a tiny amount of NAFTA trade and legally only Congress can repeal NAFTA. But Trump’s announcement demonstrates his desire to show how anti trade he is. Although it plays will with Trump’s diehard fans, it doesn’t seem like a political winner in general. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs published a recent poll showing that support for international trade has been skyrocketing under Trump!

Similarly, Gallop polls show that support for increased immigration is higher than it has been in at least 20 years!

Hat tip Kevin Drum.

Posted in Globalization & International, Labor

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 74 other followers

Blog Archive