Anti- Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)activists sink the lettering TTIP in the Maschsee in Hanover on April 21, 2016. / AFP / dpa / Sebastian Gollnow
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Opponents of a proposed transatlantic trade deal hope to draw tens of thousands onto German streets Saturday, on the eve of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.Obama's trip -- to open an industrial technology fair in the northern city of Hanover and hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders -- was intended to lend momentum to flagging efforts to see the world's biggest trade pact finalized this year. In an interview with German newspaper Bild ahead of the visit Obama reiterated his belief that the deal will strengthen trade and create jobs in the U.S. and the EU. Just 17 percent of Germans say they support TTIP, according to a Bertelsmann Foundation poll of more than 3,000 people published Thursday, in free fall from the 55 percent registered two years ago.The "Yes" camp has shrunk to 15 percent from 53 percent, while nearly half -- 46 percent -- say they feel too ill-informed to form an opinion.
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