Offbeat Poll: Confidence in Trump’s ability to handle North Korea rising

15:27  16 may  2018
15:27  16 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Trump says he will meet with North Korea's Kim on June 12 in Singapore

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A CBS News poll found 61 percent of respondents question Trump ' s ability to handle Pyongyang, while just about one-third, 35 percent, have confidence in the president. The poll also found that 72 percent of respondents are uneasy about a possible conflict with North Korea

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a man wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill Voters are increasingly confident in President Trump's ability to negotiate with North Korea, according to Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday.

A combined 50 percent of voters said they had either "some" or "a lot" of confidence in Trump's ability to handle Pyongyang ahead of a planned summit between the U.S. president and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.

The poll was conducted before the North threatened on Tuesday to pull out of the planned talks if the U.S. demanded "unilateral nuclear abandonment."

Still, the number of voters who expressed confidence in Trump on the matter has risen. A similar poll conducted last month pegged confidence in the president's ability to handle North Korea at 47 percent.

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President Donald Trump ’ s trustworthiness, at least when it comes to how he’s handling the threat of Much like his approval ratings, the CBS News poll drew a firm partisan line. Seventy-six percent of Americans’ lack of faith in Trump ’ s ability to work out a peaceful resolution with North Korea

Confidence in Trump to handle relations with North Korea also hit an all-time high in the Quinnipiac poll , but remains underwater. Forty-six percent of voters said they have confidence in Trump , while a majority, 51 percent, said they do not have confidence .

According to the latest Politico/Morning Consult survey, the number of voters who said they have "no confidence" in Trump's ability to negotiate with Pyongyang dropped slightly, from 34 percent last month to 30 percent.

Just under a third of voters - 32 percent - said that Trump should only meet with Kim if North Korea makes concessions on its nuclear program before the June 12 meeting. Nearly half of voters - 47 percent - said that the meeting should happen regardless.

Twenty-two percent of respondents did not give an opinion on the matter.

If Trump's planned meeting with Kim comes to pass next month, it would be the first such encounter between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean premier in history.

The North has made a number of gestures in recent weeks ahead of the meeting. It announced last month that it would cease its nuclear and ballistic missiles tests in advance of the summit. Last week, the North also released three U.S. citizens that had been held prisoner in the country.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll, conducted from May 10-14, surveyed 1,993 voters from May 10-14. It's margin of error is 2 percentage points.

South Korean president met N.Korea's Kim Jong Un Saturday-Seoul .
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to discuss Kim's possible upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the South said, the second inter-Korean summit in as many months. Moon and Kim met just north of the heavily militarized border in the afternoon to exchange views to pave way for a summit between North Korea and the United States, South Korea's presidential office said.Moon will announce the outcome of his two-hour meeting with Kim on Sunday morning, officials aid.

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