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Thu Nov 3, 2016, 08:33 AM

In America's 'Rust Belt,' more voters trust Clinton on trade: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Source: Rueters

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's promise to restore American jobs by renegotiating international trade deals appears to be failing him in states most affected by outsourcing, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Voters in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania - three competitive states in the Nov. 8 election that form the bulk of a region dubbed the Rust Belt for its swaths of shuttered factories - favor Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, on the issue of trade, according to the polling, with some respondents citing how international trade can bring down prices.

The results underscore the uphill battle the New York businessman faces on Election Day, when he needs to sweep a broad array of battleground states to win the White House.

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In the automaking state of Michigan, which has voted reliably for Democratic candidates in recent presidential elections but which Trump has fought hard to win, some 40 percent of likely voters believed Clinton would be better equipped to address trade, compared with 36 percent for Trump.

In Ohio, known for its aerospace, steel and rubber industries, 45 percent said Clinton would be better on trade, compared with 38 percent for Trump. In Pennsylvania, long a steel and heavy manufacturing center, 45 percent favored Clinton on trade, compared with 38 percent for Trump, according to the polling, conducted in mid-October.

Clinton is leading Trump in all three states among likely voters, with advantages of 4 points in Michigan, 3 points in Ohio and 6 points in Pennsylvania, according to the Reuters/Ipsos polling.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-rustbelt-idUSKBN12Y0ZN?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

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Rose Siding Nov 2016 OP
muntrv Nov 2016 #1
kimbutgar Nov 2016 #5
pampango Nov 2016 #2
Orrex Nov 2016 #4
italiangirl Nov 2016 #6
4lbs Nov 2016 #7
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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 08:42 AM

1. Just remind the folks in MI, OH, PA, that Trump's line of clothing is made in China.

So is the steel in his recent building projects.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:31 AM

5. Or that he used Chinese steel to build his casino in Las Vegas

And used illegal labor from east euporean countries?

But I doubt his brain washed cult supporters care because he's going to build that wall!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 08:58 AM

2. Trump's only better on trade if you don't want any. He's only better on immigration if you don't

want any. He's only better on international negotiations/agreements if you don't want any. He's only better on action against climate change if you don't want any. I could go on.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:19 AM

4. Glad to read this

Most of what I've seen in the media has been the repeated mantra that Trump is connecting with Rust Belt voters.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:47 AM

6. It was ever about Trade

It was George Bush sending and loosing and sending 800,000 jobs a month leading this country to a depression. It was President Obama who saved this country from ruin. Republicans will never accept what he did. Republican congress refused to cooperate with him on every piece of legislation because they did not want him to have a legacy of accomplishments. Their goal was to make him a one-term president. We all have a mission in the midterms to toss them out once and for all. Roll you sleeves up to make that happen!

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:27 AM

7. Another thing to show them that is VERIFIABLE. Every time it looks like Trump's chances have gotten

even the slightest bit better, the markets decline.

When Hillary's chances improve, the markets improve.

Businesses know which one will be better for the economy.

They know that Hillary is a better investment and will be better for the US economy.

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 12:33 PM

8. Interesting.

This probably means Ohio is sown up.

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