March 27, 2018 13:34
An overwhelming number of Americans support a Washington-Pyongyang summit scheduled for May but do not believe North Korea will give up its nuclear arms, according to a Fox News poll published last Friday.
The poll was conducted among 1,014 adults on March 18-21.
Sixty-three percent of respondents approve of U.S. President Donald Trump meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, compared to a mere 30 percent who disapprove. Far more Republican Party supporters (84 percent) than Democratic Party supporters (44 percent) approve of the summit.
Some 42 percent believe Trump will get the better deal, compared to 26 percent who said Kim will. Some 19 percent said neither will get a better deal. But 76 percent believe that North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons, summit or no summit.
Forty-nine percent disapprove of Trump's overall handling of the North Korea problem, compared to 41 percent who approve.
Meanwhile, Trump still enjoys support among a substantial proportion of Americans, with a 45 percent approval rating compared to 52 percent who disapprove of his erratic performance.
The approval rating was a little up from 43 percent in a similar poll a month ago but well within the margin of error.
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