Two-thirds of Americans oppose strike on NK Majority trust military to handle crisis

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-09-25 10:33:01

Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a pre-emptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the US military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not President Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

Roughly three-quarters of the public supports tougher economic sanctions on North Korea in an attempt to persuade it to give up its nuclear weapons, while just about one-third think the United States should offer the isolated country foreign aid or other incentives.

The Post-ABC poll finds 37 per cent of adults trust Trump either 'a great deal' or '"a good amount' to responsibly handle the situation with North Korea, while 42 per cent trust the commander in chief 'not at all.' By comparison, 72 per cent trust US military leaders, including 43 per cent saying they trust them "a great deal."

A scant 8 per cent of Americans surveyed think North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un can act responsibly.

- The Washington Post.

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