McCain in Mordor
Maryland v. The People's Republic of China

More fruit from the poll tree

It doesn't get a whole lot more self-explanatory than CNN's headline, Poll: Majority against free trade.

According to the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, 51 percent of Americans view foreign trade as a threat to the economy -- the first time in a CNN poll that a majority of Americans report holding negative views on free trade.

That compares with only 35 percent of Americans who felt free trade posed a threat to the economy in 2000, and 48 percent who felt it was a threat in 2006.

...Nearly six in 10 voters say the country's poor economic conditions will be extremely important -- ranking the economy as the No. 1 issue in this campaign out of 15 issues tested in the poll... That finding represents a clear change from the beginning of this year, when the war in Iraq and the economy were tied as the top campaign issues.


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