The Pew Research Center's newest poll on Americans' attitudes to trade contains some striking findings. The most significant, to me, is that support among Republicans for trade agreements has collapsed in less than a year by 15 percentage points. Remarkably, most Republicans now think trade agreements are bad for the U.S.
As the table below shows, Republicans who support the Tea Party are even more hostile to trade agreements than the rest.
Democrats are free traders by comparison!