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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sending U.S. Tanks and Ships Overseas: Good...Sending Ford Cars and Trucks Overseas: Not So Good

This is not the type of national sentiment you want going into an election cycle. WSJ:
WASHINGTON -- By a nearly two-to-one margin, Republican voters believe free trade is bad for the U.S. economy, a shift in opinion that mirrors Democratic views and suggests trade deals could face high hurdles under a new president.

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Six in 10 Republicans in the poll agreed with a statement that free trade has been bad for the U.S. and said they would agree with a Republican candidate who favored tougher regulations to limit foreign imports. That represents a challenge for Republican candidates who generally echo Mr. Bush's calls for continued trade expansion, and reflects a substantial shift in sentiment from eight years ago.
Full article here.

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