New Poll: How Are Americans Responding To Trump's Handling Of North Korea?

People watch a TV news program showing an image, published in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the country's Sohae launch site, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, March 19, 2017. North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

You have to have some real level of confidence in your leadership, and the majority of Americans really aren’t on board with Trump, yet.

When it comes to Trump’s handling of North Korea, most Americans polled in a recent CBS poll would rather he not.


Fifty-six percent of respondents described themselves as “uneasy” about Mr. Trump’s capabilities, while 39 percent said they were “confident” in his ability.

Yeah, as I’ve pointed out, I’m with the “rather he not” crowd. I have no confidence in his vision, even with Mattis and McMaster in supporting roles.

The upside to all this, for Trump, at least, is that not as many people are freaking out over his man-crush on Vladimir Putin, these days.

According to the poll, 48 percent say his reaction to Russia is “about right,” as opposed to the 35 percent who say he’s “too friendly.”

A previous poll had 43 percent saying he was “too friendly,” so this is improvement.

That, of course, is tempered along party lines.

An overwhelming number of Republicans – 83 percent – say that Mr. Trump is getting the relationship about right. Meanwhile, 62 percent of Democrats say he is still too friendly toward the Kremlin.

On Wednesday, Mr. Trump described Assad – a close Russian ally – as a “butcher” and an “animal.”


Russia does not agree, and they’ve remarked about the damaged relationship between themselves and America.

China has stepped in to attempt to put some restraints on the nut running North Korea, so their response will very much decide how Trump’s polls rise or fall in the next month.

This particular poll was conducted between April 7 and April 9. There were 1,006 respondents, and it has a 4-point margin of error.


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