The Majority of Americans Approve of President Trump’s NKorea Effort
The majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of US relations with NKorea, a change that comes after his historic Summit with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Thursday finds that 55% of Americans approve of President Trump’s diplomacy with NKorea, up from 42% in March and 34% last October.
It is the highest rating for the Republican President on any individual issue on an AP-NORC poll since his inauguration.
The survey was conducted immediately after President Trump concluded a 1-day meeting with Chairman Kim, the 1st between a U.S. and NKorean leader in 6o years of hostility, at which they agreed NKorea would work toward denuclearization in exchange for US security guarantees.
Asked about President Trump’s potential options at the negotiating table in future talks with NKorea, more Americans say they would oppose than favor withdrawing US troops from SKorea (41% to 29%) and giving economic aid to NKorea (47% to 24%) in exchange for Chairman Kim surrendering his country’s nuclear weapons.
There is support for inviting Chairman Kim to the White House, with 39% of Americans open to an idea that 25% oppose.
The AP-NORC poll of 1,109 adults was conducted 13- 18 June using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel, which is designed to be representative of the US population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.
Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods, and later interviewed online or by phone.
I was not interviewed.
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