Progressive Policy Institute poll: Trade is popular in swing states, among Democrats

In case you missed it, The Hill published a story about a new poll from the Progressive Policy Institute showing that voters in four swing states -- Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Ohio -- believe that "new high-standard trade deals can help the U.S. economy and support good paying jobs" by 55 to 32 percent margin. Democrats in those states are especially supportive, by a margin of 66 to 25 percent. This is just the latest poll to show the popularity of trade and the TPP among voters, particularly Democrats:

  • A Pew poll released in April showed a majority of Bernie Sanders (55/38) and Hillary Clinton (58/31) supporters support free trade.
  • A Gallup poll released in March shows 63 percent of Democrats see foreign trade as an opportunity. 
  • A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted last fall showed Democratic voters support the TPP by a margin of 51-25. 
  • A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll from September found that Democrats support more international trade agreements by a 37 percent margin.
  • A Pew poll conducted last September found that 45 percent of Democratic primary voters wanted to expand trade agreements over 19 percent who opposed expansion.
  • A YouGov poll conducted last October found that 52 percent of Democrats support free trade versus 25 percent who did not.
  • A PCAJ poll from last year of Democratic likely voters found that 52 percent of Democrats supported the TPP, rising to 82 percent after hearing how this agreement would benefit the U.S. economy, American workers, human rights, and the environment. 68 percent of those surveyed said they were more likely to vote for a Member of Congress who supports TPP, while 75 percent said TPP would benefit the national economy.