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US Poll: Americans have concerns about new tariffs

00:51  14 march  2018
00:51  14 march  2018 Source:

Cohn Tries to Head Off Trump Tariffs With White House Summit

  Cohn Tries to Head Off Trump Tariffs With White House Summit White House economic adviser Gary Cohn is summoning executives from U.S. companies that depend on aluminum and steel to meet this week with President Donald Trump in a last-ditch effort to halt steep tariffs announced last week, according to two people familiar with the matter. Cohn is arranging for a White House meeting on Thursday that would include representatives of breweries, beverage-can manufacturers and automakers, along with the oil industry. Trump is scheduled to attend the meeting, said the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a policy disagreement.

More Americans overall disapprove than approve of President Donald Trump's import tariffs on steel and aluminum,  but Republicans back the president, and they believe the U.S. would come out ahead if a trade war were to ensue.

A majority of Democrats and a plurality of independents disapprove of the new tariff measures, while two-thirds of Republicans approve.

If such a trade war were to take place, Americans are more than twice as likely to think it will leave the U.S. economy worse off rather than better. Republicans, unlike Democrats and independents, tend to think the U.S. economy will come out better off.

Mexico vows US steel tariff retaliation

  Mexico vows US steel tariff retaliation Mexico threatened Tuesday to retaliate against President Donald Trump's planned steel and aluminum tariffs by hitting the most "politically sensitive" US exports with tariffs of its own, the latest signal of a brewing trade war. Speaking a day after Trump shot down Mexican and Canadian proposals that the neighboring nations be granted an exemption from the steep US tariffs, Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said Mexico was prepared to fight back."We would have to target our response at the things they export that are most politically sensitive and hit exactly those goods.

This poll was conducted by telephone March 8-11, 2018 among a random sample of 1,223 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by SSRS of Glen Mills, PA. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The poll employed a random digit dial methodology. For the landline sample, a respondent was randomly selected from all adults in the household. For the cell sample, interviews were conducted with the person who answered the phone.

Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish using live interviewers. The data have been weighted to reflect U.S. Census figures on demographic variables.

The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher and is available by request. The margin of error includes the effects of standard weighting procedures which enlarge sampling error slightly.

This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

Poll toplines:

Trump seeking tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese goods; targets tech, telecoms .
<p>U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports and will target the technology and telecommunications sectors, a source who had discussed the issue with the White House said on Tuesday.</p>A second source who had direct knowledge of the administration's thinking said the tariffs could come "in the very near future" and while they were targeted at technology and intellectual property, they could be much broader and the list could eventually run to 100 products.


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