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Join us for a Poll Briefing on Trade and Jobs Tomorrow 2 pm EDT

Politico, the Washington Post, and the Hill are covering the poll that's become a catalyst for a new jobs and trade agenda. Congressional leaders have reacted to the results, crafting an election year agenda around "Make it in America". The decline of manufacturing jobs and fears about China are now top voter concerns, driving the 2010 election year message.

Please join us for a trade poll issue briefing tomorrow, Tuesday at 2:00 pm Eastern. To RSVP and reserve a line, email [email protected] today.

What: A bipartisan poll conducted by Mark Mellman and Whit Ayres shows voters are unified in their concern over the loss of manufacturing jobs.

When: Briefing call on Tuesday, August 10th, at 2:00 p.m. EST

How: RSVP to [email protected] and we will send you the digits. Phone lines are limited, so please let us know today.

Who: AAM Executive Director Scott Paul
CTC National Director Andrew Gussert

Why: In the poll of 1000 likely general election voters, "We have lost too many manufacturing jobs" is the top concern among independents and working class voters, even compared to government debt, loss of life in Iraq and Afghanistan, the high cost of health care, illegal immigration or terrorism. Eighty-seven percent favor having a "national manufacturing strategy," 77 percent say that "jobs being shipped overseas" is among the issues they worry about most or worry about a great deal, and 92 percent have a somewhat or very favorable impression of goods made in America.

Other highlights from the poll include:

-A majority believe the U.S. no longer has the world's strongest economy-a title they want to regain
-Voters are anxious about the economy-specifically China debt, spending and loss of manufacturing
-86% of voters want Washington to focus on manufacturing
-63% feel working people who make things are being forgotten while Wall Street and banks get bailouts
-Two-thirds of voters believe manufacturing is central to our economic strength, and
-57% believe manufacturing is more central to our economic strength than high-tech, knowledge or financial service sectors

Across all demographics, voters' economic solutions center on trade enforcement, clean energy, tax credits for U.S. manufacturing and replacing aging infrastructure using American materials, a surprising overlap between Tea Party supporters, independents, non-union households and union households.

Email [email protected] to reserve a line today.

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