President Donald Trump has called NAFTA the worst trade agreement in the history of the world.
A new poll from Emerson Polling pertains public sentiment from both citizens of the United States of America and Canada on free trade and NAFTA.
President Donald Trump, a longtime critic of NAFTA, who on numerous occasions has called for potentially pulling America out of the 25-year-old free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico has stated that NAFTA has been detrimental to the economy, jobs, manufacturing and industry.
But what does the public believe?
“It’s interesting,” said Professor Spencer Kimball on the latest Emerson College Polling Weekly Podcast. “US residents broke 33-25 saying that NAFTA helped Canada more.
“But in Canada, when residents were asked that same question, it broke 38-12 favoring the US more.”
Each side is unquestionably fickle on the issue. And any public and/or legislative decisions on NAFTA in the coming months greatly hinges upon each country’s leader favorability.
Emerson Polling’s latest findings have Trump’s favorability ratings in the United States down to just 39% while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comes in with a 44-31 favorable-to-unfavorable rating amongst Canadian citizens.
And now the question, or questions, boils down to this? How will that affect NAFTA policy both in the United States and Canada. And oh yeah, do Americans agree with Trump’s statement that the NAFTA deal is the ‘worst trade deal in the history of the world?’
Find out on the latest Emerson College Polling Weekly Podcast.
PODCAST DESCRIPTION: NAFTA in the United State & Canada | NEW FAVORABILITY POLL on President Donald Trump
Donald Trump favorability ratings will play a major role in any policy as it pertains to NAFTA. What are they and also, what do Americans & Canadians think about NAFTA?