Poll: Majority Support Direct Negotiations With North Korea

ashley.rae | May 4, 2017
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Contrary to the media narrative portraying President Trump as out-of-touch for being open to meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, a majority of Americans support direct talks with North Korea.

An Economist/YouGov poll conducted from April 29-May 2 surveyed 1,500 American adults about their attitudes on current political issues.

Asked if they support “direct negotiations between the United States and North Korea” to end North Korea’s nuclear program, 60 percent of Americans responded that they would support the direct talks. The poll found 29 percent “strongly support” direct talks and 31 percent “somewhat support” direct talks.

Only 18 percent of all Americans polled opposed direct talks with North Korea, with a mere 8 percent claiming to “strongly oppose” the talks.

Respondents were supportive of direct talks with North Korea regardless of political affiliation.

The poll found 63 percent of Democrats, 65 percent of Republicans, and 55 percent of independents, are supportive of direct negotiations with North Korea.

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Clinton voters (70 percent) and Trump supporters (68 percent) were both supportive of direct talks with North Korea.

The poll comes as Trump recently said he would be “honored” to meet Jong-Un “under the right circumstances” to discuss the nuclear program.

The Economist/YouGov poll was conducted via Web-based interviews and has a margin of error of ± 3.1% (adjusted for weighting) and ± 3.2% for registered voters.

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