Essential Report


Jan 31, 2017

Q. The new US President, Donald Trump, has announced the US will pull out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement between 12 Asia Pacific countries. Do you think Australia should pull out of the TPP or continue to negotiate an agreement without the US?

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Australia should pull out of TPP 19%   22% 15% 30% 23%
Australia should negotiate an agreement without US 52%   52% 57% 53% 51%
Don’t know 29%   25% 28% 17% 26%

52% think that now that the US has pulled out of the TPP, Australia should continue to negotiate an agreement. 19% think Australia should now pull out of the TPP.

There was very little difference in views across demographics and voter groups.


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