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Thursday, February 18, 2016

70% of South Carolina Republican primary voters favor imposing taxes on imported goods to protect American jobs, 50% say TPP will hurt South Carolina jobs-Bloomberg poll, Feb. 13-16, 2016

Feb. 13-16, 2016, "Bloomberg Politics South Carolina Primary Poll"
 
Poll dates, 2/13-2/16, 2016, 502 likely South Carolina Republican primary voters, 4.4 error margin, land line and cell phone. 
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From page 8, the last two questions refer to trade agreements such as proposed TPP, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and imposing higher taxes on imports to protect American jobs. Numbers below are South Carolina Republican responses:
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"In general, do you think trade agreements like the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership help or hurt jobs in South Carolina?
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20 Help
50 Hurt  
30 Not sure 

When it comes to trade, which of the following do you think is the better approach?
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14 Oppose a tax on imported goods because it would lead to a trade war  
15 Not sure" 
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Poll "Methodology"
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February 18 (Bloomberg)--The Bloomberg Politics Poll, conducted for Bloomberg Politics by Selzer and Co. of Des Moines, IA, is based on interviews with 1,925 South Carolina adults ages 18 or older. Percentages included in this document are based on subsets of 502 adults likely to vote in the Republican primary and 403 adults likely to vote in the Democratic primary. Interviews took place Feb. 13-16 for the Republican subset and Feb. 13-17 for the Democratic subset. Interviewers with Quantel Research contacted households with randomly selected landline and cell phone telephone numbers supplied by Survey Sampling International. Interviews were administered in English. Percentages based on the subset of 502 likely Republican primary voters have a maximum margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points." 





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