Most Americans believe President Donald Trump should meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss denuclearization, though most Americans don’t have much hope that the talk will lead to anything, The Washington Post reports.
In a new poll from ABC News/The Washington Post, over half of Americans said that Trump should host Kim in a summit meeting to try and persuade him to relinquish North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Slightly over one third oppose the meeting, saying it would lend legitimacy to a government that has violated international law.
- 56 percent supporting meeting
- 36 percent oppose meeting
Additionally, less than one-third of respondents thought that a meeting would actually lead to North Korea giving up on nuclear weapons, with two-thirds saying such a result is unlikely.
- 30 percent said likely to work
- 67 percent said unlikely to work
- 3 percent had no opinion
Republicans are far more likely to think Trump should hold a meeting, followed by independents, while Democrats are more likely to oppose such a meeting than to support it.
- 70 percent of Republican support meeting
- 22 percent oppose
- 56 percent of independents support meeting
- 36 oppose
- 46 percent of Democrats support meeting
- 48 percent oppose
The Post-ABC poll surveyed 1,002 adults from across the country by phone from April 8-11, with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
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