From the Alliance for American Manufacturing, we get this nationwide poll, done by Harris:
WASHINGTON - Americans overwhelmingly support federal requirements for American-made materials in all federally funded infrastructure investment in the 2009 economic recovery bill, according to a random survey of 1,001 U.S. adults conducted Jan. 29 - Feb. 1 by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Alliance for American Manufacturing.
The national poll found 84 percent favor "Buy American" requirements (66 percent strongly, 18 percent somewhat). Only 4 percent strongly oppose the requirement and 7 percent somewhat oppose it. The overwhelming support was consistent regardless of gender, age, income level, education, or region.
It's amazing that 84% of Americans support these provisions, and yet they are portrayed as "controversial" in Washington, D.C. That's the rootsgap in action.