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Published: Wed, December 07, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Voters in both parties warm up to Trump after Carrier deal

Voters in both parties warm up to Trump after Carrier deal

Trump's deal with air conditioning manufacturer Carrier is viewed favorably by 60 percent of registered voters, according to the survey by Politico/Morning Consult.

Trump announced last week that Carrier would keep more than 1,000 people employed in IN after the company announced plans earlier this year to move those jobs to Mexico.

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHoyer pushes White House for briefing on Russian election interference Carrier union leader: Trump "lied his a- off" about deal Top Dem: Congress could need brief funding extension MORE "lied his a- off" about the terms of the deal to keep Carrier manufacturing jobs in the United States, the Carrier union's president said Tuesday.

About a quarter, or 22 percent, said the Carrier deal had no impact on their views of the president-elect. 1,233 jobs will be moving to Mexico.

United Technologies, Carrier's parent company, is still getting $7 million in taxpayer money over the next decade, but apparently the president and vice-president elect got no firm commitment on the number of jobs that are staying in the United States. While Trump's micro-dealing in the private sector was criticized by many Democrats and even some Republicans, most voters approve of a president taking such actions. Also, 62 percent said they believe it's OK for the president to grant businesses tax incentives to keep jobs from being outsourced from the U.S. Sixty-two percent, meanwhile, said they find it acceptable for the incoming administration to offer tax breaks or incentives to companies in an effort to keep jobs in the U.S.

The poll, which surveyed more than 1,400 registered voters from December 1 to 2, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

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