A majority of American voters guesses military force will be required to stop North Korea from continuing work on atomic weapon — and half favor the U.S. using such force.
Fifty-five percent in the latest Fox News Poll say U.S. military force will be required to stop North Koreas work on nuclear weapon. It was 51 percentage in April. Since that time, North Korea has conducted several rocket tests, including the successful July 4 launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile( ICBM ).
Three in ten voters suppose diplomacy alone is the answer( 29 percent ), down from 36 percent in April.
Just over half, 51 percent, favor taking military action, while 37 percent are opposed.
Republicans( 73 percentage) and independents( 56 percentage) are far more likely than Democrat( 39 percentage) to guess military force will be required. And twice as many Republicans( 73 percentage) as Democrats( 35 percent) favor taking military action.
Meanwhile, almost seven in 10 voters( 68 percentage) are concerned about a war with North Korea( 29 percentage are not ). Majorities across the board feel that way: humen( 60 percent ), women( 76 percentage ), voters under age 45( 64 percentage ), ages 45 and over( 71 percentage ), Democrats( 78 percent ), Republicans( 60 percentage) and independents( 63 percent ).
War with North Korea isnt the biggest worry for voters right now, however. Larger numbers are concerned with health care (8 2 percent concerned ), the future of the country (8 1 percent) and the nations economy( 75 percent ).
How do voters feel the president is doing on North Korea? More( 45 percent) disapprove than approve( 41 percent) of the job President Donald Trump is doing handling North Korea.
Moreover, he has a net negative task rating( approve minus disapprove) on every issue tested: the economy( 45 approve-4 6 disapprove ), immigration( 42 -5 3 ), Syria( 40 -4 5 ), Iran( 37 -4 4 ), Russia( 33 -5 6 ), and health( 32 -5 9 ).
The Fox News poll is based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1,020 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research( D) and Shaw& Company Research( R) from July 16 -1 8, 2017. The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.
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