As I’ve been saying in the past few weeks, adding jobs to the economy and turning the economic direction of the country around is the paramount mission of the Trump administration, and it appears the American people agree:
The vast majority of Americans say it is more important for the United States to have a strong manufacturing base than to have an exorbitant amount of cheap, foreign products.
In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, nearly 70 percent of likely voters said it is more important to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States than keeping prices on products low for consumers.
A minority of only 20 percent of likely voters said it was more important to keep product prices low than to have a booming U.S. manufacturing base.
Republican voters were more likely than Democrat voters to support keeping manufacturing jobs in the U.S., as 80 percent of Republicans said it is more important to have a strong U.S. manufacturing base, while 66 percent of Democrats said the same.
Working and middle-class Americans were the most supportive of any economic group of a strong U.S. manufacturing base, with between 70 to 76 percent supporting keeping manufacturing jobs in the country rather than enjoying cheap products.
The least likely to support keeping manufacturing jobs in the U.S. were wealthy Americans with a yearly income of at least $200,000. With the wealthy, only 52 percent said keeping U.S. manufacturing jobs was more important than low product prices, while 30 percent said cheap products were more important.
Nearly everyone is tired of the economic malaise and wants to see the economy growing again, and wants to see the country out of the downward spiral we’ve been trapped in since 2008. To that end, I think it makes a lot of sense the general public supports the regeneration of American manufacturing, even if it means we have to eat some price increases.
Keep in mind that as far back as 2016, sites such as American Thinker have been discussing the potential positive effects of Trump’s tariffs.