And the deal isn’t popular.
A new survey by Angus Reid shows the majority of Canadians disapprove of Trudeau on the USMCA deal.
52% say they are “disappointed,” while 37% say they are “pleased.”
Notably, only 41% are disappointed with Canada’s negotiators overall, while 43% are pleased – reflecting the fact that negotiators can only really do what they are ordered to from the top.
The USMCA is also not popular in Canada.
32% say they are “disappointed” with the deal, while 13% say they are “very disappointed.”
Meanwhile, 30% say they are pleased, while 4% are “very pleased.”
That adds up to 45% who feel negatively about the deal, compared to 34% who feel positively about it.
21% say they are “not sure/can’t say.”
A majority of Conservatives and NDP supporters disapprove of the deal, while a majority of Liberals support it.
Also, the deal has a negative net popularity rating in every province. It is particularly unpopular in Quebec, where 58% have a negative view on it.
So, while the Trudeau government claimed that they got a ‘win,’ Canadians aren’t buying the spin.
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