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Poll: Most Oppose Threatening NKorea With Military Action

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By    |   Thursday, 17 August 2017 09:26 AM

The majority of Americans think the U.S. shouldn't be threatening military action against North Korea, though most would support action if a diplomatic solution fails, CBS News reports.

When asked if the U.S. should threaten North Korea with military action:

  • 33 percent said "should"
  • 63 percent of Republicans agreed
  • 11 percent of Democrats agreed
  • 33 percent of independents agreed
  • 59 percent said "should not"
  • 30 percent of Republicans disagreed
  • 82 percent of Democrats disagreed
  • 58 percent of independents disagreed

When asked about approving of military action after diplomacy doesn't work:

  • 58 percent approve
  • 80 percent of Republicans agreed
  • 43 percent of Democrats agreed
  • 57 percent of independents agreed
  • 34 percent disapprove
  • 16 percent of Republicans disagreed
  • 50 percent of Democrats disagreed
  • 34 percent of independents disagreed

This poll also showed that Republicans are the only group confident in President Donald Trump's ability to handle the situation.

  • 38 percent are confident Trump can handle it
  • 77 percent of Republicans agree
  • 6 percent of Democrats agreed
  • 39 percent of independents agreed
  • 59 percent disagree
  • 22 percent of Republicans disagreed
  • 90 percent of Democrats disagreed
  • 57 percent of independents disagreed

CBS News conducted the poll from August 14-16, by phone, surveying 1,223 adults across the country, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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The majority of Americans think the U.S. shouldn't be threatening military action against North Korea, though most would support action if a diplomatic solution fails, CBS News reports.
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