Changing Workforce

Voters sound off on manufacturing, trade, and presidential candidates

By Rachel Abbey McCafferty for Crain's Cleveland Business

Mar 10, 2016

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The Alliance for American Manufacturing in D.C. on Tuesday, March 8 released the results of a poll of likely voters — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — with a focus on manufacturing and trade. The polling was conducted by Public Opinion Research and The Mellman Group.

According to the results of the poll, manufacturing jobs getting shipped overseas was a concern for participants in all parties. And letting students get involved in the industry early through programs like apprenticeships was viewed as the top way to create jobs and improve the economy, well above measures like reducing regulations or enacting free trade agreements.

Most survey participants indicated they think that Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Donld Trump would do the most to create manufacturing jobs.

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