GOP pollster: 'A lot of Democrats' will back Trump on trade

Republican pollster Jim Hobart said on Monday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE could get support from some Democrats on trade. 

"There's a lot of Democrats — take someone like [Sen.] Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOn The Money: Dems set Tuesday vote on Trump's emergency declaration | Most Republicans expected to back Trump | Senate plots to avoid fall shutdown drama | Powell heading before Congress Brown, Rubio trade barbs over ‘dignity of work’ as Brown mulls presidential bid Harry Reid says he won’t make 2020 endorsement until after Nevada caucus MORE, who's running for election in Ohio, he more or less backs the president's trade policies," Hobart, who is a partner at Public Opinion Strategies, told Hill TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

Brown last month objected to a vote on an amendment that would have required Trump seek congressional approval to impose tariffs for national security reasons.

"In some ways, this is something that has some bipartisan support in an era where Democrats are very, very hesitant to support the president. He's going to get a little bit of back up from Democrats who are usually opposed to him," he added. 

Trump has slammed countries for what he calls unfair trade deals with the U.S., saying the agreements hurt American workers. 

The administration imposed tariffs against the European Union, Canada and Mexico on steel and aluminum imports earlier this year, and slapped tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products in June. Countries are retaliating over Trump's tariffs, sparking fears of a trade war.

— Julia Manchester