Poll: Support for TPP grows
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Support for one of the largest trade deals in a generation is growing as more people learn about it, according to a poll released Thursday. 

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A Morning Consult poll shows more people supporting the Obama-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership, although a majority of voters still say they have heard little or nothing about the agreement. 

More than half of registered voters surveyed, 62 percent, said they have heard little or nothing about the agreement. Meanwhile, 35 percent said they somewhat support or strongly support the TPP, compared with the 22 percent who oppose it. Another 43 percent either didn't know how they felt about the agreement or had no opinion. 

That's a slight shift from the same poll conducted in March. Then, 72 percent of voters either hadn't heard of the TPP or didn't know much about it, while 29 percent of respondents opposed it and another 26 percent supported it. 

Both major-party presidential nominees, Democrat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE and Republican Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE, oppose the TPP. Trump's opposition to the agreement has become a cornerstone of his campaign. He has called it a "job killer" and a "continuing rape of our country."

Of Democrats surveyed, 43 percent said they either somewhat support or strongly support the deal. Meanwhile, only 30 percent each of Republicans and independents favor the TPP. 

The poll was conducted between Aug. 8 and 10 among 1,998 registered voters and has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.