Poll: Voters split on Trump meeting with North Korea leader

Poll: Voters split on Trump meeting with North Korea leader
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Voters are divided over whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE should meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released early Wednesday.

Roughly four in ten Americans (41 percent) say that Trump should break tradition and become the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader, while 36 percent say Trump should abandon his plans to sit down with Kim.


Nearly a quarter of voters, 24 percent, were unsure or had no opinion on the issue.

When it comes to Trump's overall handling of North Korea, 45 percent of voters say they trust the president "a lot" or "some," while 47 percent say they have little or no confidence at all that Trump could successfully navigate the tense negotiations.

That particular issue is split deeply among partisan lines — 51 percent of Republicans say they have a lot of confidence in the president on North Korean issues, while 54 percent of Democrats say they have no confidence in Trump at all on the issue.

The new polling of roughly 2,000 respondents has a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

CBS poll released on Tuesday showed voters' trust in the president on North Korea appears to be rising. Forty-two percent of voters told CBS they trusted Trump on North Korea, compared to just 34 percent who said the same in January.