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Poll: Two-thirds of Americans in favor of Trump meeting Kim

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Roughly two-thirds of Americans polled are in favor of President Trump’s decision to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a new CNN poll.

Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they approved of Trump’s plan to meet with Kim, while 31 percent said they disapproved. 

In comparison, a Politico/Morning Consult poll released earlier this month found that 41 percent of Americans said Trump should meet with Kim without preconditions. 

The CNN poll shows that Americans increasingly approve of the way the president has handled the tense situation with Pyongyang.

Forty-three percent of Americans polled said they approved of Trump’s handling of the situation, compared with 35 percent of Americans approving of the president’s handling of the situation in November. 

However, 49 percent of those surveyed in the CNN poll said they disapproved of his handling of the situation. 

Trump earlier this month agreed to a meeting with Kim after a South Korean delegation visited the North.

The meeting would be the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. 

However, tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have risen over the past year. 

The U.S. and various members of the international community slapped a series of sanctions on the isolated country after it conducted a slew of intercontinental ballistic missile launches. 

Trump has also personally feuded with Kim, referring to him as “little rocket man,” while Kim has called Trump a “dotard.”

The CNN poll was conducted on March 22-25, among 1,014 Americans. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. 

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