For Voters, Nafta Is A Nonissue
The North American Free Trade Agreement seems to have fizzled as a political issue. In Ohio's Democratic primary on May 3, Representative David Mann, who was targeted by the AFL-CIO after voting for NAFTA, edged labor's handpicked opponent. And in Indiana's Republican primary, Representative John Myers, who angered agribusiness interests by opposing the free-trade agreement, survived after some of his former business backers endorsed a challenger. University of Cincinnati pollster Alfred Tuchfarber says that despite calls for revenge by unions and business, NAFTA has "never been an issue with voters as a whole."