According to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group poll published this week, the majority of the general electoral voters are prepared to stop buying Chinese goods in order to deter Chinese hostility and reduce American reliance on Chinese production.
“Would you be ready to stop buying Chinese goods in order to diminish America’s reliance on Chinese production and combat the Communist Party of China’s hostile actions?” was the question posed to respondents in the poll.
Compared to 10% that said they aren’t willing and 11.4% who are still uncertain, 78.7% of respondents said they were definitely willing to cease buying Chinese goods.
In order to lessen America’s reliance on Chinese manufacturing and to defend the country against aggression from the communist nation, 74.2% of Dems., 92.1% of Republicans, along with 67.1% of independents said that they would definitely be willing to stop buying Chinese products.
With an error range of +/- 2.9 percent, the poll, which was conducted March 20–22, 2023, included 1,081 probable general election respondents.
A month ago, the U.S. A meeting on China’s increasing threat was conducted by the House Select Committee of the CCP, with several witnesses present, including the former national security advisor H.R. McMaster.
As reported by UPI:
“McMaster said the work of the committee is vital now far more than ever, noting that the U.S. has lagged behind China on the financial and technological fronts while clinging to the ‘assumption’ that China would ‘play according to the rules’ as that of a member of the WTO, and he urged the United States to catch up when it comes to the competitive actions being implemented by the CCP.”
“While McMaster was giving his opening statements, a protester that was behind him stood up holding a sign that said, ‘China is not our enemy,’ and while being escorted out by the security,” she yelled, “‘We need cooperation, not competition.’ Later, another protester was standing there holding a sign that said, ‘Stop Asian hate,’ initially upside down, and was also escorted out by the security while saying something that couldn’t be heard on camera.”
At the meeting, human rights advocate Tong Yi said that the United States must “deal with the fact that we have contributed to feeding the baby dragon of the CCP to grow into what it is.”
“U.S. Companies take advantage of inexpensive labor in China that is enriching the CCP. Wall Street moves billions from retirement funds to the CCP through its passive investment portfolios. This is not how it had to be. We are currently experiencing the effects of these policies,” Tong Yi continued.
The study was conducted a few weeks after a Chinese surveillance balloon crossed the American continent before being fired down by American forces off the coastline of the Carolinas. In the meantime, according to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group poll published earlier this month, the majority of people think President Biden holds a conflict of interest in dealing with China, which also includes one-third of the Democrats.