Donald Trump was clear in outlining that it was specifically meant for the steelworkers. However, a large section of the American public who aren’t workers of the steel mill are on the side of Wall Street as opposed to the common misconception that they are actually on the side of the protectionist Trump.
A person well conversant with the matter stated, “An online survey conducted this week by Morning Consult showed that only 39% of respondents supported Trump’s decision to impose 25% tariffs on steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum. A little less, 35%, opposed. Some 26% said they had no opinion on the matter.”
Regardless of whether down or up, one point that stands out is the fact that the votes got split along party lines. About 65% of Republicans-a majority, at the moment are in support of the tariffs whereas 24% of Democrats and 31% of Independents were in great opposition.
The most recent reports indicate that almost 52% of the voters were firm believers of the point that the tariffs were going to make aluminum and steel much more expensive.
The passage of time has witnessed much talk surrounding the matter about free trade diminishes and about 50% of the Morning Consult’s survey respondents have given their respective perspectives. Quite a large number asserting that the government needs to wake up and start pursuing more of the free-trade agreements to open up additional markets to the American-made goods and services.
Another 255 has been taking the strong standpoint that there is indeed the need for the government to resort to pursuing the top protectionist policies. The contrasting perspectives surrounding the matter leave quite many confused not knowing what to believe in. However, the reality of the matter is that time will eventually tell.
The 25% which chose to be discrete were of course lacking in terms of the answer to give in line with the mater beforehand. There is quite large section of people who to this point in time do not understand the matter and these is then group that can be convinced to move either way.