Fox News poll: Six out of ten say that Iran, North Korea pose a threat to U.S. security

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As the tensions heat up with Iran and North Korea over nuclear weapons, a majority of the voters thinks that rogue Nations pose a risk to the country’s security.

Sixty percent say that North Korea represents a real threat to the national security of the United States and an equal number think the same of Iran.


“What’s interesting here is the stability of the perception of threats,” says Republican pollster Daron Shaw, who conducts the Fox News poll along with Democrat Chris Anderson. “Despite the changes in the partisanship of the White house, and shifts in geopolitics, the percentage of Americans, which was the Iran and North Korea as a threat is pretty constant.”

In addition, 53 percent support the military action to Iran from developing nuclear weapons, while 57 percent support military measures to restrict the expansion of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program (a record high).

More voters opposed to military action against North Korea (36 percent) than in Iran (30 percent).

The latest Fox News poll (July 21-23, 2019) was carried out before Iran has a medium-fired-range missile on Wednesday and North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday.

Democrats are more likely to think that North Korea (68 percent) say a threat to national security than Iran (57 percent), while Republicans are the opposite (Iran, 65 percent, of threat vs. North Korea 53 percent). Independents are also concerned about both of them (58 percent).

The voters are dissatisfied with how President Trump is the intercourse of the two Nations. His job reviews on Iran (39 percent approve-46 disapprove) and North Korea (39-49) are under the water by 7 and 10 points, respectively.

The voters are also disappointed about the international reputation of the United States, as more than half (54 percent), that the United States is less respected around the world today compared to four years ago. Twenty-nine percent believe the country is more and more respected, while 14 percent say the same”.”

The most likely to believe that the country is less Democratic women (89 percent), liberals (85 percent), suburban women (66 percent), nonwhites (64 percent) and voters under 45 years old (57 per cent paid).

The Republicans are largely alone in thinking that the USA respect more: 58 percent feel that way, while 83 percent of Democrats and 55 percent of the self-employed say the country is less respected.

Performed July 21-23, 2019, under the joint leadership of the Beacon research (D) and Shaw & Company (R), of this Fox News poll is based on interviews with 1,004 randomly selected voters nationwide, spoke with a live Interviewer on both landlines and mobile phones. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points for all registered voters.

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