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5-in-7 Americans: Cheap Foreign Labor Helped Collapse of Manufacturing Industry

5-in-7 Americans: Cheap Foreign Labor Helped Collapse of Manufacturing Industry

The vast majority of Americans say that cheap foreign labor displacing U.S. jobs contributed to the collapse of the American manufacturing industry that occurred decades ago.

About 71 percent of voters say cheap overseas labor displacing U.S. jobs has played a “significant role” or “somewhat of a role” in the steep decline in manufacturing employment years ago.

Most recently, as Breitbart News reported, President Trump’s “America First” economy in which the populist president has sought to level trade deals and reduce trade deficits, manufacturing employment has hit a ten year high.

About 63 percent of Republican voters say cheap labor overseas displacing U.S. jobs played a major role in that slow collapse of U.S. manufacturing that Trump has sought to build back up.

More than a quarter of conservatives said they opposed free trade, while nearly a quarter of Republican men said they too opposed free trade.

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