Voters See Manufacturing Jobs as the Top Priority

New National Poll: Voters See Manufacturing Jobs as the Top Priority for Washington, But Fewer Think Anyone Is Taking Action | Alliance for American Manufacturing.

Some key findings from the poll, include:

•    When given an “either/or” choice, just 29% want Washington to focus on deficit reduction while 67% favor job creation.

•    “Creating manufacturing jobs in the U.S.” and “strengthening manufacturing in this country” are the top voter priorities for the President.

•    Only 50% of voters believe that the President is working to create manufacturing jobs – an 11% drop from 2010. Congress fares even worse – 41% say Democrats in Congress are working to create jobs, and 32% see the GOP working to create jobs.

•    90% have a favorable view of American manufacturing companies – up 22 points from 2010.

•    97% have a favorable view of U.S.-made goods – up 5 points from 2010.

•    94% of voters say creating manufacturing jobs is either “one of the most important” things government can do or “very important.”

•    90% support Buy American policies “to ensure that taxpayer funded government projects use only U.S.-made goods and supplies wherever possible.”

•    95% favor keeping “America’s trade laws strong and strictly enforced to provide a level playing field for our workers and businesses.”

•    59% say we need to “get tough with China and use every possible means to stop their unfair trade practices…” – only 34% say we need to “be careful…because they own such a significant portion of our debt.”
The poll results are available at http://www.americanmanufacturing.org

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