AAM 2010 National Survey of likely Voters on Manufacturing and America’s Global Economic Standing

Key Findings

• Voters Are Anxious About The Economy—Specifically China Debt, Spending And Loss Of Manufacturing

• Voters Want Washington To Focus On Manufacturing, But Feel Working People Who Make Things Are Being Forgotten

• Voters Believe Manufacturing Is Central To Our Economic Strength

• Our Declining Manufacturing Sector Leads Americans To Believe We Are No Longer The World’s Strongest Economy—A Title They Want To Regain

• There Is A Strong Preference For American Goods And A Strong Distaste For Goods Manufactured In China

• Majorities Favor Increased Support For Manufacturing, Including A National Manufacturing Strategy

• Voters’ Economic Solutions Center On Trade Enforcement, Clean Energy, Tax Credits For Manufacturing And Replacing Aging Infrastructure Using American Materials

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