The growing tension between Washington and Pyongyang and the verbal escalation that the entire world witnessed last week between Donald Trump and Kim Jung-un did not leave the Americans marble in a survey commissioned by the Washington Post and television ABC. The investigation highlights the lack of confidence that the Americans give to their president in military matters. A trend that could be described as general since after nine months of presidency Donald Trump only 39% of Americans say they endorse the performance of their president at the White House.
The Americans have more confidence in their generals than in their president over the North Korean issue. Two-thirds, according to the Washington Post poll on Sunday (September 24th), opposed pre-emptive strikes against Pyongyang, preferring the Americans to respond to a North Korean attack on the United States where one of their allies.
Three-quarters of Americans support sanctions
Only 23% of respondents plead for preventive strikes. While three-quarters of Americans support the new economic sanctions adopted this week, only one-third of Americans believe that their country should instead offer aid to this isolated country on the international scene. The opposition to preventive measures or strikes is the majority regardless of the political camp of the interviewees, even if the figures are more important on the side Democrats than on the Republicans.
Trump’s speech at the UN not so badly perceived
But this survey does show an increase in the number of people who would support preventive actions compared to that published in 2005. A survey that was conducted after the intervention of Donald Trump at the forum of the General Assembly of Nations United. A speech very criticized, on the international scene, but that was not so badly perceived as that in the United States.