Canadian, Mexican Support of NAFTA Stronger Than in U.S.

May 12, 2017 03:07 PM

A new poll says Americans have a more negative view on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) than residents in Canada and Mexico.

According to the Pew Research Center, 51 percent of U.S. citizens believe the trade deal is good for the U.S. while 76 percent of Canadians and 60 percent of Mexicans find it positive.

The research says roughly 68 percent of Democrats ad 30 percent of Republicans hold a positive position about NAFTA in the U.S.

Renegotiations are expected to happen in late summer or fall, and it will likely be a sticky situation.

Canada is planning to push back after President Donald Trump put tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber last month.

According to Politico, while the options remain unclear, Canadian President Justin Trudeau says he’s considering a request which would ban U.S. shipments of thermal coal through Canadian west coast ports.

The U.S. announced tariffs on Canadian lumber following recent changes to Canadian dairy policy that stopped some exports of U.S. product.

For the poll, Pew surveyed 3,500 people in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

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