The majority of Americans favor President-elect Donald Trump's deal with Carrier to keep jobs from being outsourced to Mexico, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals.
According to the poll released Tuesday, 60 percent of voters say the deal gives them a more favorable view of Trump. That number included large shares of all voters: 87 percent of Republicans, 54 of independents and 40 percent of Democrats.
Only 9 percent of voters said the deal gives them a less favorable view of Trump, while 22 percent said it didn't make a difference.
In addition, the poll found that 69 percent of voters believe it's acceptable for the president and vice president to negotiate directly with private businesses, while just 29 percent think it's unacceptable. 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.
Seventy-four percent also said they believe it to be acceptable for taxes to be raised on businesses that do outsource manufacturing jobs to other countries.
Trump last week negotiated a deal with Carrier to keep more than 1,000 jobs in their Indiana plant from being outsourced to Mexico. In exchange, the company will receive $7 million in tax breaks over the next 10 years.
However, many criticized Trump for the deal, saying it was an example of "crony capitalism," including longtime Trump supporter Sarah Palin, who believes the government should not directly intervene in the free market.
The Politico/Morning Consult poll of 1,401 voters was conducted between Dec. 1-2. It has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.